Friday, February 23, 2018

City manager’s moving expenses questioned

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
After two council members questioned what is considered “reasonable” moving expenses, the Bisbee City Council voted 5 to 1 to approve the $8,330.83 moving expenses for Bisbee City Manager Robert Smith that had already been paid on Feb. 8.
While discussing the accounts payable at Tuesday night’s Bisbee City Council meeting, Council Members Anna Cline and Gabe Lindstrom raised the question as to the definition of “reasonable” for Smith’s moving expenses and why the $8,330.83 was not brought to the council for prior approval.
Bisbee Mayor David Smith said the moving expenses were part of the city manager’s contr full story (e-subscribers only)

Mayor: “Things are not remaining the way they were”

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
Bisbee Mayor David Smith held a town hall meeting last Thursday to discuss the state of the city giving the audience an insight as to what he has accomplished of his seven-point economic plan since becoming mayor a little over a year ago.
Smith said at the beginning of the meeting, “One reason I’m doing this is that it’s very important for people to hear from the mayor as to where we are at and where we are going. I was asked about 10 months ago about the state of the city and I said that if everything remained as it was, the city had two years to survive. I stand by that but you’re going to hear tonight that full story (e-subscribers only)

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