Thursday, August 16, 2018

No city bed tax increase proposal on the Nov. ballot

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
Due to time constraints, the City of Bisbee will not be able to meet county requirements to seek voter approval for a bed tax increase.
According to a memo from City Manager Robert Smith, “It appears that we won’t have time to place the bed tax proposal on the ballot for this election cycle. Based on Ashlee’s analysis and County requirements, we just don’t have the time to meet requirements and deadlines to get this done.”
The item to approve a resolution to allow the city to put the bed tax rate increase to the voters in November was on the August 7 Bisbee City Council agenda but was tabled after council mem full story (e-subscribers only)

Committee sets the record straight, says “Keep us in the loop”

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
Setting the record straight, improving communication, and changing their status as a “rubber stamp” committee were some of the concerns expressed by members of the City of Bisbee Parks and Recreation Committee.
Committee member Peyton Dean contacted The Bisbee Observer to set the record straight after reading a story last week about a councilman being removed from various committees, including Parks and Rec. Dean said after the story came out, he contacted Councilman Gabe Lindstrom and requested that he correct his statement, in which he claimed that members of the committee said they had felt pressured to go full story (e-subscribers only)

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