Why increase PERS benefits for deputies?

If you read yesterday’s Union Democrat editorial, you’re likely scratching your head that I voted in favor of granting jail deputies and probation officers 3% at 50 PERS retirement benefits with the economy in shambles and the county budget headed for significant state and federal funding cuts.  My vote seems to go against many comments I’ve […]

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County furloughs

Good evening, I’ve heard from a lot of you who ask if the Board of Supervisors will be on furlough next week along with the rest of the non-public safety Tuolumne County employees. Unfortunately, the press release about the furloughs did not mention the Board’s participation. The answer is absolutely yes. The Tuolumne County Board of […]

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New role on Board, committee assignments

From the first meeting on January 9, the BOS is off to a brisk start. Newly and unanimously elected Board Chair Dick Pland has challenged Board and staff to an ambitious year of accomplishments. The Board elected me to the Vice Chair spot so I’ll be watching Supervisor Pland very carefully to be able to […]

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Teri’s District 3 2007 Year-end Report

What a year we’ve had in Tuolumne County. Together we’ve accomplished some big things, started other big things, and can anticipate even more big things ahead. This is a lengthy report with some good news and… well, some other news too. First the good. I have found that I really enjoy serving as your supervisor. […]

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Gotta be a better way

The Board of Supervisors considered approving a controversial new ordinance this week, but we stopped short of deciding the issue. After 2 failed votes, we calendared it for further consideration in October. Why? Even though all of us believe some kind of legislative action is necessary to address a serious lack of affordable housing that’s […]

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The meaning of “no”

My “no” vote on a resolution to declare June Gay, Lesbians, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month in Tuolumne County has raised some questions about what my vote means and the message I am sending. Unfortunately, in their understandable disappointment over the outcome, folks who asked for the resolution did not hear what I was saying […]

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