T or C city commission violated Open Meetings Act in handling smart meter appeals and their actions must be reconsidered, AG determines
The AG’s Office determined that descriptions of agenda items involving the appeals either lacked the specificity required to adequately inform the public of the nature of the business to be discussed or to cover actions subsequently taken by the commission. As a result, the commission must reconsider an order denying the appeals and its imposition of a monthly $50 meter-reading fee on residents who wished to retain their analog meters.
The Joint Powers Commission, the financial overseer of Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences, is leading a quiet petition drive to place the question of whether to create a special hospital district on the November ballot. The JPC has yet to make the public aware that, in addition to simplifying governance, a special hospital district has taxing authority that enables it to seek voter approval to hike property taxes.
With less than a month’s service as the city manager of Truth or Consequences, Bruce Swingle has ushered in good government procedures that reverse years of decision-making by staff behind closed doors instead of by city commissioners in open meetings.
A guide to the market’s 2021 season and its vendors of the freshest locally grown produce and fruits, free-range eggs, delectible baked goods, beautiful flowers and unique handmade crafts.
A review of the Disney/Pixar Animation Studios film that won the 2020 Oscar for Best Animated Feature and for the Best Original Score. It was also nominated for Best Sound. Available on Disney+ and Netflix DVD and to buy/rent ($19.99) on Apple TV+, YouTube, Vudu, Google Play and Amazon Prime Video
In my high school’s Newspaper Club, I learned that journalism is different from the creative writing I enjoyed. That realization didn’t intimate me, but rather stirred my curiosity and drive to master fact-based reporting.
Municipal code mandates that members of the Truth or Consequences library’s advisory board are to be appointed by the city’s elected representatives to ensure independent oversight of the public library. The public’s interests are not well served when the city commission allows the library board to self-determine its own membership.
The Truth or Consequences city commission has approved a new taser policy, received a briefing on the selection process for the new police chief and discussed behind closed doors possible litigation involving two police officers.