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Sunset Over Ashley Pond During Council Meeting

on May 1, 2012 - 9:58pm

Tonight during the County Council meeting, the sunset illuminated both the sky and the water at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Council Adopts FY 2013 Budget

on May 1, 2012 - 9:48pm

County Budget & Grants Manager Gina Coluzzi and Assistant County Administrator Steve Lynne present Council with a summary of changes to the proposed $198 million FY 2013 County Budget. Council adopted the budget by a vote of 7-0. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Council Passes Measure to Improve Communication with Boards and Commissions

on May 1, 2012 - 9:36pm

County Management Analyst briefs Council regarding Board and Commission communication with the County Council. Council approved 7-0 recommendations to more effectively link with the prime volunteers of the community who serve on boards and commissions. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Council Candidate Roger Waterman Advocates for Streamlining Code Processes

on May 1, 2012 - 9:29pm

Speaking from a position of experience as both a business person and a former county councilor, council candidate Roger Waterman briefs Council on his first hand knowledge of code and permitting issues he's aware of that should be streamlined. Council voted 6-0 to make changes that will improve those processes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Council candidate Roger Waterman addresses Council at tonight's meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Council Approves Adoption of Changes to Special Plan (SP) District and General Code Cleanups and Process Improvements

on May 1, 2012 - 9:13pm

County Planners Gary Leikness, left, and Martha Perkins join Steve Brugger of the Community Development Department who is briefing Council on the highlights of text amendments relating to the Special Plan (SP) as well as highlights of text amendments relating to general code cleanups and process improvements. Council approved the amendments 6-1 with Councilor Vincent Chiravalle, who is attending tonight's meeting by telephone, cast the no vote. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Highlights of Text Amendments Relating to the Special Plan (SP) District:
* Allows site development

County Council Presents Proclamations and Recognitions

on May 1, 2012 - 8:36pm

Councilor David Izraelevitz presented on behalf of the Council a proclamation to members of the Los Alamos Homestead Tour Planning Committee declaring the week of May 13-20 as "Homestead Commemoration Week" in Los Alamos and in celebration of the kick-off for the Los Alamos Homestead tour. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Members of the Los Alamos Homestead Tour Planning Committee address the Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Councilor Vice Chair Ron Selvage, right, on behalf of the Council, presents a proclamation to Ron Wilkins of the Los Alamos Historical Society

County Council is Underway and First up is Public Comment

on May 1, 2012 - 8:23pm

James Rickman spoke to Council from the perspective of one who rides a bicycle around the community. He mentioned that he has observed many motorists texting while driving and said that drivers in virtually every County vehicle that he has observed are texting while driving. He asked Council to consider some type of law with meat and teeth against texting while driving that might be equivalent to, as an example, a fourth degree felony a person would be charged with for walking around with a gun. He said that texting while driving is just as dangerous. Photo by Carol A. Clark/