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Los Alamos County Council Adopts $186 Million FY 2017 Budget

on May 2, 2016 - 7:38pm

Los Alamos County Council this evening unanimously adopted the $188,398,147 proposed FY 2017 budget and budget options. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Council Approves Changes To Financial Policies

on May 2, 2016 - 7:08pm

County Council voted 4-3 this evening to approve financial policy changes to the general fund, including dropping general fund reserves to 20 percent from 25 percent, moving the warning for reserves to 15 percent and consolidating those funds into one fund. Councilors James Chrobocinski, David Izraelevitz, Pete Sheehey and Chair Rick Reiss voted for the measure. Council also approved 7-0 a general fund move of $1 million to the Economic Development Fund and $500,000 to the Capital Improvement Project fund.

Council Approves Change To Assessor's Office Budget

on May 2, 2016 - 6:36pm

Deputy County Manager Steven Lynne and Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall brief Council this evening on the Los Alamos County's FY 2017 proposed budget. Council voted 7-0 to approve the removal of $45,000 in incentive pay and $9,989 in associated benefits from the Assessor's Office proposed FY 2017 budget and revisit it at the end of the year. This will allow staff time to review salary structure details. Tonight is the final special session on the FY 2017 proposed budget, of which Council is expected to consider final changes and tentatively adopt this evening. Photo by Carol A.

Signs Of The Season

on May 2, 2016 - 8:28am

The political season is gearing up in Los Alamos County and campaign signs are sprouting up around the community in preparation for the June 7 Primary Election. Signs spotted Sunday along Sherwood Boulevard in White Rock include those for Democratic County Councilors Kristin Henderson and Pete Sheehey who are seeking re-election and Democrats Chris Chandler and Antonio Maggiore (got Antonio?) running for Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Campaign signs along Sherwood Boulevard Sunday feature Democratic County Councilors Kristin Henderson and Pete Sheehey seeking re-election

County Bids Farewell To Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider

on May 1, 2016 - 12:00pm

At Friday's official farewell event in Council Chambers, Los Alamos County Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider who retired last month, receives a custom hand-made ax from Firefighter and Honor Guard Commander William Nackers. From left, Battalion Chief Steve Dewald, Battalion Chief Joseph Candaleria, Firefighter Honor Guard Commander William Nackers, Retired Deputy Chief Justin Grider, Acting Deputy Chief Paul Grano and Battalion Chief Wendy Servey. Photo by Cori Grider

Retired Los Alamos County Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider, center, with Fire Chief Troy Hughes and his wife Jodi Highes.

Los Alamos Certified As Wildlife Habitat Community

on April 28, 2016 - 9:31pm
Community Wildlife Habitat presentation Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Luisa Grant, senior coordinator of community programs for the National Wildlife Federation and County Councilor Pete Sheehey at Saturday's ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Luisa Grant, senior coordinator of community programs for the National Wildlife Federation traveled to Los Alamos from Reston, VA to officially present the Community Wildlife Habitat certification to Los Alamos
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County Launches Telephone Survey Friday

on April 28, 2016 - 10:37am

COUNTY News:

During the next few weeks, residents in Los Alamos County may be receiving a phone call asking for their feedback on County government.

The County has been regularly conducting these citizen satisfaction surveys every other year since 1996. The purpose of the citizen survey is to gather public opinion on a variety of subjects, including satisfaction with County services and programs. Whenever possible, the County uses the information for reporting on performance measures for service improvements.

The firm under contract to conduct the County’s phone survey is Research &

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