Interesting year in the soup kitchen

This has been an interesting year, hasn’t it? For the county, it’s not unlike being an orphan in a soup kitchen, begging the state for just a little more gruel. Meanwhile, the federal government has come in like Santa Claus with ballet slippers for everyone: not what we needed, but we’re not turning anything down! […]

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Town Hall Mtg. tonight – June 8th

Don’t forget tonight’s Town Hall meeting on proposed county budget cuts! Are you concerned about proposed county budget cuts that may impact Tuolumne Recreation, Library, Youth Center, and other important services? Do you have a creative alternative for the county to consider? The Tuolumne Township Citizen’s Group will host an informational meeting tonight with Teri […]

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Contingency planning with community critical

I recently received an angry email from someone very concerned about the budget cuts the county is considering in response to the depressed economy and cuts coming from the state. She feels county services like recreation are critical to preventing future law enforcement problems and she asked the county to involve communities in coming up […]

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What’s up with my no vote on labor contract?

Tonight’s Union Democrat article on the county facing a big budget deficit may lead some to conclude that I am opposed to staff’s voluntary concessions to reduce their compensation in light of the economy and tight budget. Not so. I think it is a wonderful thing to see the folks in this county step up […]

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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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