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CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee Meeting Canceled

on May 10, 2012 - 8:15pm

CIP EVALUATION & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE News

Because members of the CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee plan to attend the May 15 and 16 special Council meetings regarding funding and prioritization of capital projects, they have canceled their regular monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. in Council Chambers on Thursday, May 17.

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Take the LADailyPost.com Survey

on May 10, 2012 - 5:30pm

Editor's Note: The survey is now closed. The results will be available shortly.

During meeting's on Tuesday May 15 and Wednesday May 16, the Los Alamos County Council will discuss which proposed Phase II Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) will be funded and allowed to move forward and which will not.

In the following survey, the Los Alamos Daily Post is asking readers to rank the order in which they would like to see the unfunded Phase II CIP projects completed.

The option, "Do not proceed" is provided for projects the reader does not want to see funded by Los Alamos County.

Results of

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Possible Quorum - Art in Public Places Board Field Trip

on May 9, 2012 - 10:12pm
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES BOARD News

A possible quorum of Art in Public Places Board Members will be visiting art galleries on Canyon Road in Santa Fe on Saturday, May 12th. This trip is open to the public. Anyone wishing to go should meet in the Mesa Public Library parking lot at 9 a.m.
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Planning and Zoning Approves Site Plan for Bandelier Shuttle Service Facility

on May 9, 2012 - 10:05pm

Site Plan for a shuttle service facility for a shuttle to Bandelier National Monument. Source: Los Alamos County.

The Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a site plan for a shuttle service facility for shuttles to Bandelier National Monument. The shuttle service facility will be located at the corner of State Road 4 and Rover across the street from the White Rock Visitor's Center and Conoco gas station, on what is now a vacant lot. Areas for up to two food vendors will be reserved on the commercial zoned lot at 40 Rover Blvd.

Council Approves Motions Relative to Initiative, Referendum, Repeal and Charter Amendment

on May 9, 2012 - 9:11pm

Council approved replacing all parts of the existing Charter pertaining to Initiative/Referendum/Recall/Charter Amendments. Council votes 6 to 1 to approve Charter Amendment Alternate 2 removing the requirement for legal review prior to circulating petitions. Council voted 6-1 to approve Charter Amendment Alternate 2 relative to the referendum motion again removing the same legal requirement, 6-1 to approve the Charter Amendment relative to Recall and 5-2 to approve additional repeal language for each ordinance reviewed. Councilor Geoff Rodgers and Councilor Vincent Chiravalle cast the
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Council is Considering a Set of Proposed Amendments to the Los Alamos County Charter

on May 9, 2012 - 7:57pm

Contract Attorney Chay Rennick speaks to Council about ordinances under review. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Public turnout is light for tonight's Special Council Session. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Chris Chandler, right, of the Charter Review Committee addresses the issues as Charter Review Committee Chair John Hopkins, center, and contract attorney Chay Rennick look on. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

During the public comment portion of tonight's hearing, Ellen Walton addressed specific issues she has with the process. Photo by Carol A.
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Council Wrestles with Policy Questions

on May 9, 2012 - 11:14am

"I think if we put something on the ballot - we have an obligation to the citizens to explain it - both the pros and cons," Los Alamos County Councilor Michael Wismer said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Two topics dominated discussion at the County Council Work Session held Tueday evening at White Rock Fire Station 3: The general organization of committees that are formed by Council and the County Administrator and the roles of those committees; Council policy on the spending of County resources to desseminate information to the public on major projects and how balance can be

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