In addition to contending with a $1.6 million deficit in the fiscal year 2021-2022 draft budget, new city manager Bruce Swingle informed the city commissioners that they must play a lead role in identifying departmental spending priorities and cuts. Here are summaries of their discussions of budgeting and policy issues facing the utility office, community service and fleet maintenance departments and the municipal golf course and animal shelter.
UPDATE: Broadband company working to win BLM construction permit for fiber optics network in southern Sierra County
A subsidiary of Sacred Wind Communications, which is working in Sierra County to bring broadband to all residents south of Williamsburg, must notify and obtain right-of-way permission from 1,400 potential broadband customers before the Bureau of Land Management will grant a permit to begin construction of the necessary fiber optics network.
“Nomadland” took the 2020 Oscar for Best Picture, but this also-ran is perhaps the more intriguing movie. The Academy seems to have acknowledged that fact by awarding “Promising Young Woman” an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Have you ever caught the fragrance eminating from a newly lit cigarette, even outdoors? If you have, then you should be able to understand something that so many people in the country and in this county don’t seem able to understand: this is how COVID-19 is transmitted.
This year state lawmakers finally made their infrastructure spending public. But each chamber passed, as usual, its own “supplemental appropriations” bill that does not disclose the identities of the legislator(s) who sponsored each of the allocations in the bill and, too often, fails to make clear each allocation’s uses.
Two conflicting assessments of the Spaceport’s economic impact, released a year ago to little notice in Sierra County, are worth re-examining now as Virgin Galactic’s faces a potentially make-or-break moment with the rescheduled test flight of its rocketship from the Spaceport next month.
T or C water/wastewater director responds to well field concerns in a rare public report to the city commission
Biofouling has “nothing to do with human-made waste or anything of the kind”: Second of a two-part series
In addition to contending with a $1.6 million deficit in the fiscal year 2021-2022 draft budget for Truth or Consequences, new city manager Bruce Swingle informed the city commissioners that they must play a lead role in identifying departmental spending priorities and cuts. Here are summaries of their discussions of budgeting and policy issues facing the police and fire departments and the municipal pool and airport.
Former Truth or Consequences City Manager Morris Madrid has been hired as the community college’s “vice president of finance,” according to his LinkedIn profile. The college’s website identifies him as “chief financial officer.”