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Entries Tagged as 'Lydia Martinez'

Mayor, City Council Honor Police Captain Robert Gearing

June 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments · City Council, Cops, News and Events

From Public Safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer: Police Capt. Robert Gearing hasn’t sought accolades while spending countless hours working to make the city’s East Side and East End a safe and stable place for its residents, visitors and business people.

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City Council To Set Tax Rate

June 2nd, 2014 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

The official setting of the tax rate, a tax incentive proposed for Downtown development and $75,000 settlement of a lawsuit brought by the former Health Director Marian Evans highlight agenda items for the City Council meeting Monday (tonight) at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace. The council, as a formality, will set the […]

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Finch Signs Land Document To Developer Of Steel Point For Bass Pro Construction, $1.2 Million For City

April 26th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Mayor Bill Finch has signed the property transfer documents over to the RCI Group, developer of Steelpointe Harbor, that now controls 12 acres on Stratford Avenue slated for construction of the Bass Pro Shops and other potential retail establishments. In return the city has received a $1,222,400 payment from the developer, according to mayoral […]

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Council Committee Fries Mayor’s Chicken Ordinance

April 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

By a 3-2 vote, the City Council’s Ordinance Committee on Tuesday plucked Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal to permit and regulate the raising of up to six chickens. Council members Lydia Martinez and Rick Torres (who says Rick’s too chicken to vote with the mayor?) voted in support of the ordinance. In general, ordinances defeated in […]

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Christina Ayala’s Bracing For A Primary, What About Mom Ayala And Cousin Andres Ayala?

April 16th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

There’s something intriguing about the Ayala family of Democratic politicians, maybe because of their sheer number. Or maybe because each in their own way makes the news. There’s Andres Ayala, the state senator; his cousin Christina Ayala, the state representative; then there’s Christina’s mom Sandi Ayala, the Democratic registrar of voters. And let’s not forget […]

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Budget Time In The City, Finch’s Reelection Challenge

March 31st, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Mayor Bill Finch and city bean counters are putting the finishing touches on a spending plan for submission to the City Council at its next regularly scheduled meeting April 7. That’s when co-chairs Sue Brannelly and Mike Marella, and other members of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, engage the next two months reviewing the budget, […]

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No Changes In Recounts For Democratic Town Committee Seats

March 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Includes town committee list. Monday’s recount in two districts did not change the results from last Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee primaries, according to elections officials. Candidates who placed among the top nine were elected to the 90-member committee. See results from last week here.

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