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Letter To The Editor: The Ordinance, Some Solutions

on September 19, 2017 - 5:27am
By HELEN M. MILENSKI
Los Alamos

I have waited until having the opportunity to read all of Mr. Izraelevitz’s (Council Chair David Izraelevitz) partitioned letters to the editor. Also, he accepted an invitation to have coffee with me and discuss some of the issues I take with the current ordinance and its enforcement. Heather Ortega joined me and I do believe we covered a lot of the concerns we have both heard from the community.

 I will now respond with my own letter to the editor and as I do not intend to partition my letter, I will try to be brief.

I am quite certain that most people,

Lane Closure, Flagging Operation At 33rd & Walnut

on September 18, 2017 - 4:35pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County street crews will be repairing a section of asphalt at 33rd and Walnut Street 9 am. to 3 p.m. starting Tuesday, Sept. 19 and ending Sept. 21.

The lane closure will include a flagging operation to allow for continual traffic flow during this project.

This repair is due to a water main leak repaired earlier this month.

Ullr Fest Transportation To And From White Rock

on September 18, 2017 - 1:40pm

COUNTY News:

The DWI Planning Council is partnering with Atomic City Transit (ACT) to provide additional bus service this Saturday, Sept. 23 for Ullr Fest.

Shuttles run every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from the Sullivan Field parking lot to the Ski Hill and back. The additional service is between the White Rock Visitor Center and Sullivan Field.

This service will be available by request for connections to/from the Ski Hill shuttle. Call ACT at 661.RIDE (7433) to request your ride!

Lodger's Tax Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on September 18, 2017 - 9:39am
COUNTY News: 
 
Lodger's Tax Advisory Board will meet at noon Tuesday in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda: 
  • I.  ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS
    • A.  Call to Order/Introductions
    • B.  Approval of Agenda
    • C.  Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes
      • Minutes from the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Meeting Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.
    • D.  Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda
       
  • II.  NEW PENDING PROJECTS for possible action
    • A.  Board Terms Update  Presenter: Ryn Herrmann
    • B.  Inter-Board-Commission Liaisons  Presenter: Kelly Stewart
    • C.

Council Corner: Working Together To Enhance Our Community

on September 18, 2017 - 9:27am
By David Izraelevitz
Los Alamos
 
Code Enforcement – Part 3 of a 3-part series

In Part 1 of my editorial on code enforcement, I covered the “why” behind the program, and in Part 2, I addressed the “how” of the process that is involved. Today in Part 3, I would like to talk more philosophically about code enforcement and what the County and the community can do to assist with resources.

Let me address the “government-encroachment” argument first which I have heard a few times.

LAC: Door-To-Door Research Survey Begins Today

on September 18, 2017 - 8:22am

COUNTY News:
A door-to-door survey will be conducted 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the neighborhoods of North and Barranca Mesas. 
 
Researchers with the University of New Mexico and Fraunhofer, USA will knock on doors and ask a few questions about what efforts citizens would undertake to keep the lights on in their community during an emergency. 
 
The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities is participating in this research funded through a Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure System and Processes (CRISP) grant issued to the University of New

Letter To The Editor: Nuisance Ordinance - It's Even Worse Than It Sounds

on September 18, 2017 - 7:58am
By JIM REDMAN
Los Alamos

I am indebted to David Izraelevitz (link) for explaining to citizens in excruciating detail how burdensome, unpleasant, aggressive and bureaucratic the enforcement of weeds over 18 inches has become in Los Alamos. For this enforcement we must create acronyms, have well defined timelines and threaten court action. It's really difficult for me to think of something so anathema to good neighbors and neighborhoods and a clearer demonstration of poor governance.

That there are reports from citizens that the "best practices" described are not followed might also further

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