Saturday, June 25, 2016

City retains attorney to defend bag ordinance

By Dianna Bradshaw
The Bisbee Observer
After a heated debate at their regular meeting on Tuesday, the mayor and council approved retaining an attorney to defend the city’s plastic bag ban ordinance against new state legislature.
In a vote of 6 to 1 the mayor and council have retained attorney Tim Hogan and the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest to defend the lawfulness of the city’s ordinance against the state’s recent legislature aimed at preventing cities from passing their own separate minimum wages, but also from passing plastic bag bans pursuant to their charter. 
“This is much, much more than the bag ordinance. We’re talking  ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

Council votes to conduct background checks after CM interviews

By Dianna Bradshaw
The Bisbee Observer
The Bisbee Mayor and Council met on Monday night to interview five candidates for the city manager position ultimately voting unanimously to conduct background and reference checks on various candidates.
The mayor and council interviewed each of the five candidates in an open interview session at Council Chambers with each council member and the mayor asking a question per candidate.
Mayor Ron Oertle said, “The city manager candidates went through a rather extensive interview process today by being interviewed by four different panels: an employee panel, the professional panel, department head panel and  ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

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