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City budget meeting erupts into shouting, ends with treasurer’s exit

City budget meeting erupts into shouting, ends with treasurer’s exit

    By Charles Sercombe What is usually a routine matter in putting together the city’s annual budget turned into anything but that on Saturday morning. Saturday’s discussion in city…

Breaking News … Special council meeting erupts in anger, accusations

Breaking News … Special council meeting erupts in anger, accusations

By Charles Sercombe In a hastily called special city council meeting on Friday afternoon, a bare majority of councilmembers voted to take steps to hire an interim city manager. But…

For some candidates, this election will cost them extra money

For some candidates, this election will cost them extra money

    By Charles Sercombe A handful of candidates have some financial housekeeping to do if they want to be on the August Primary Election ballot. A few of the…

State ready to step in and make a decision on city manager’s job

State ready to step in and make a decision on city manager’s job

    By Charles Sercombe It looks like City Manager Katrina Powell will get a contract extension. That appeared to be the case at Tuesday’s monthly Receivership Transition Advisory Board…

And the race is on …

And the race is on …

    By Charles Sercombe This year’s mayoral and city council election is now set to go. As of the end of last Friday, the last day candidates could pull…

Potholes are back, but the city is already taking care of business

Potholes are back, but the city is already taking care of business

    By Charles Sercombe They’re back, and growing. Even though we had a mild winter, it still took a toll on the city’s roads. Potholes are now popping up…

Councilmember ready to pay the price in fight over city manager; CM responds

Councilmember ready to pay the price in fight over city manager; CM responds

    By Charles Sercombe At least one councilmember is not concerned about having to pay back a $2 million emergency state loan if the city fails to employ a…

City could face a financial blow

City could face a financial blow

By Charles Sercombe If the city manager’s position is not filled by the time her contract expires in June, there could be a hefty cost to the city. That was…

Deadline is approaching for candidates to line up for council and mayor

Deadline is approaching for candidates to line up for council and mayor

  By Charles Sercombe Anyone interested in running for a seat on city council or maybe even the mayor’s office has a little over five weeks to file. There will…

Councilman not alone in late bills

Councilman not alone in late bills

By Charles Sercombe City Councilmember Saad Almasmari isn’t the only councilmember with a record of receiving water shutoff warnings. After last week’s story on Almasmari’s history of not paying water…

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