Saturday, August 30, 2014

Election results in after technical issue delay

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
After almost a 24-hour delay, the unofficial Cochise County primary election results have been posted to the county website.
Bisbee mayoral candidates Ronald Oertle and David Smith will be in a runoff on the November ballot. No mayoral candidate received the 50 percent plus one vote per the city charter to be elected mayor. Oertle captured the most votes with 616 or 47.06 percent; Smith received 529 votes or 40.41 percent. Cynthia Conroy followed with 158 votes or 12.07 percent. In total 1,309 votes were cast in the mayoral race including 6 write-in votes.
For the Ward 2 two-year-term seat, Joan Hansen leads full story (e-subscribers only)

Council directs CM to do bag study

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
After a lengthy discussion, the Bisbee City Council made a decision to direct the city manager to do a study on the plastic bag ordinance and voted on wording for the two resolutions involving proposed tax increases at a special meeting Wednesday night.
After a long discussion among council and hearing from members of the community, the council voted 6-1 with Cline voting nay, to direct Bisbee City Manager Jestin Johnson to do a study and prepare a report on the plastic bag ordinance for the Oct. 21 council meeting. 
The council heard from three citizens on the plastic bag issue: Marie Minor, Barbara Taylor a full story (e-subscribers only)

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