Today Lori Bagwell pointed to the Plan of Expenditure at the Board of Supervisors meeting and asked for clarification before the Board took its final vote on the 8th of a cent sales tax increase.
We were relieved to read that not all tribal members are supporting the proposed motocross track on the Washoe Tribe’s land. It gave us hope that the Washoe people really do believe in their statement that “the Washoe Tribe have long considered themselves stewards of our land and continue to maintain that position, never to compromise or sacrifice our environmental and archeologically sensitive lands.”
In our opinion the development of a motocross track in the proposed location would be a complete contradiction to this statement.
View the Board of Supervisors meeting from December 5, 2013 at: www.accesscarsoncity.org or below. You will want to view Part 1 of the December 5th meeting starting at 2:35:00.
In this video recording, staff will first present the history of contractual obligation between the golf course and the City.
Staff will proceed to discuss other alternatives how the City may discharge the waste water from our sewer treatment plant, followed by how the City could possibly purchase the property.
“The Carson City Republican Central Committee, is hosting a program with Roger Hedgecock. You are invited to attend in room 3100 at the Nevada State Legislature on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Roger Allan Hedgecock, is a conservative talk radio host and former mayor of San Diego, California. His show is syndicated by Radio America.”
Submitted to Carson Now by Carol Howell
Here is what Ms, Howell did not state in the spirit of “transparency” which now has become the new “buzzword” in American and Nevada Politics!
There is a lot of misinformation circulating regarding Carson City’s possible future involvement with the Empire Ranch Golf Course. I have heard and read many inaccurate statements regarding what actions, if any, the city might take in regards to the course. I want to help clear that up, and address the facts as I understand them.
On Monday morning, Sheriff Kenny Furlong walked across the court house parking lot and filed for re-election of the position he’s held for the last 11 years. Kenny and Undersheriff Steve Albertsen expressed their enthusiasm, not only for the community wide accomplishments that have been witnessed, but also for the positive direction that Carson City appears to be headed.
Many believe that an east-west partition is inevitable in Ukraine, but it probably won't be that simple. 78% of the country's 44 million people are ethnic Ukrainians, including majorities in the city of Kiev and all 24 oblasts (provinces). Ethnic Russians make up only 18% of Ukraine's total population, though they are a majority in Crimea, an autonomous republic, and in Sevastopol, a city not officially part of Crimea where Russia's Black Sea Fleet is based.
After listening to Jim Wheeler, Len Semas, and Don Gustavson talk on a poorly produced radio show called " Conversations from the Capital" they broached the subject and implied that arbitrary and capricious state nullification of federal laws was not only allowed but also a new
requirement and litmus test for candidacy to hold political office as a Republican. This is an insult to the Constitution and the rule of law.
They never cite case law to support their positions, but they present themselves as constitutional scholars and experts on the Bill of Rights. They are neither!
Saturday, I attended a funeral in a somewhat cheerful mood. It was a celebration of the life of Ralph Denny, Sr., and he would have wanted it upbeat.
Over 350 people filled Carson City’s First Christian Church’s sanctuary and foyer. Ralph was not a celebrity or public figure, and few such folks were there – just the heart and soul of our local communities in abundance.
He was a fine man with such a great and joyous impact over 50 years on so many folks that most came in the same mood as me: sad to see Ralph gone, but feeling so much richer for knowing him, and wanting to celebrate him.
"After the voters of Nevada passed a law designating that marriage be defined as a union between a man and a woman, Nevada’s Democrat (sic) attorney general has co-opted with the ultra-liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and decided that 'we can’t win after the Ninth Circuit changed the rules' (by deciding in another case that any law that deals with homosexual people requires heightened scrutiny with regard to possible
-Teri A. Cotham of Gardnerville
Letter published in the Feb. 18th Nevada Appeal
The following was read at the Feb. 20, 2014 Board of Supervisors meeting. I said the following:
A Better Plan for Carson City
Now is the time for courage in leadership as we seek to secure financing and determine the timing of projects through a cooperative effort which will bring together the community, city staff and elected officials.
Let's ignore the 80/800 group of businesses in Carson City, for the moment, and consider meeting the 20/20 group in a compromise over the sales tax increase to pay for their proposed ten million dollar corridor improvements. Why not have them put up half the money of $5 Million ($250K each) and the city can match their investment for the remaining half? Let's all compromise and meet them halfway. If they are willing to put up their money, where our taxes are to be spent, then let hear it for compromise.
The Carson City Board of Supervisors is poised to vote tomorrow afternoon on a plan to raise sales taxes to fund improvements to the city's major corridors, a multi-purpose athletic center and a new animal shelter.
In 2012 the people of Carson City voted DOWN the ballot initiative CC #1 which called for a 1/8th cent hike in the sales tax, to be used for a new library and other development downtown, including the reduction of traffic on Carson Street from 4 to 2 lanes so as to make room for wider, more pedestrian friendly sidewalks or additional street parking or both.
Carson City. . . a city but more importantly the Capital of Nevada. Only one city in each state of this great country can have that claim and distinction. Our history is extraordinary. Our city yearns to be the most innovative and the most attractive. When visitors come to Carson City, whether it is on business, an official visit or pleasure they should say, wow…
Please vote to improve Carson City into a city that every citizen can be proud.
The Mayor said he would like our Board of Supervisors to approve a 1/8 cent sales tax increase. I’d like you to tell them to vote “NO.”
Not because we can’t afford the average $12.50 per family increase and not because none of the projects are worthwhile. It is because the Mayor and a few of our Supervisors have demonstrated that their vision of Carson City is one where an increased cost of living, increased debt, and increased long term fiscal obligations should be our future.
Three basic principles of leadership are: to willingly place the needs of others above your own; make decisions for the betterment of the majority, and have the courage and self discipline to stay the course regardless of the consequences.
As an elected official serving Carson City I would like to share my thoughts on the Mayor’s “State of the City” report which gave the status of the City’s financial stability, showed major accomplishments of the past year, and provided an overview of forthcoming projects.
My name is Dana Lee Fruend and I am the President of the 20/20 business group. I have lived in Nevada 36 years and I am a seven-year Carson City resident.
I am a business co-owner and the Executive Marketing Director for Agency 36 and the Marketing Director for the Carson HorseShoe Club. Agency 36 publishes the popular Carson Quarterly, featuring weekly and monthly events, activities, shopping, arts, restaurants and pubs.
This article is a slight rewrite of the an e-mail sent by the president of stopcommoncorenevada.com 1. We've had the best media coverage yet. Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga was on Jon Ralston 2/06/2014 discussing Common Core (from 17:50-24:40). Jon read three of our emails and used them to pose some pointed questions. https://www.ralstonreports.com/tv/2614-dale-erquiaga
As could be expected, the proposal to raise Carson City’s sales tax has brought out the “government is bad” crowd to whine about everything that could possibly go wrong. The problem with this approach is that there ends up being such a long list of gripes that it’s hard to take any of it seriously. There have no focus, just a terrified howl of discontent about the sky falling.
Some additional but seldom considered facts about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown Connecticut are important if we wish to protect the children rather than demagogue the issue. The following two links can provide insight into the problem while ignoring the campaign slogans and political posturing. We need to start acting like men instead and assume the responsibility that all men have to protect innocent life. Children die when grown men act like children, instead of men.
Thirteen months ago, Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and killed twenty students and six members of the school’s staff. Earlier, Lanza shot and killed his mother before driving to the school on his deadly mission. His death at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head ended the brutal killing spree. In the days following the horrific event, calls for sane gun control from a variety of sectors of our society were heard across the country.
I am adamantly opposed to the 1/8 cent tax increase to fund proposed city projects. I resent the efforts of city staff to “bundle” these projects, falsely represent them as necessary, and, by omission, deceive voters as to the true costs of these efforts. While at the work shop on January 21st, no one could tell me where the tax budget shortfall was for these projects, and there was no clearly demonstrable need.
Yet another proposal to spend money by our city government has been proposed once again to build animal shelters, athletic centers and improve 'corridors'. After the failed city center proposal there seems to be no end to new possibilities for our public officials to spend more taxpayer money. Much like our state and federal governments, increased spending seems to be pandemic. Are these all worthwhile and worthy endeavors?
Rational Carsonites carefully deploy their finite personal capital for maximum value and tangible results. Conversely, our city's officials serially ignore the value proposition, favoring redundant, feel-good projects lacking objective analysis, justification and worthwhile benefits. Core civic services and infrastructure maintenance suffer.
The recent initiative to raise sales taxes, projected to saddle taxpayers with $15 million of additional long-term debt, is largely ($13 million) targeted for more indoor basketball courts and arterial street beautification projects.
The City staff drafted an agenda item that would increase sales tax by 1/8 of a cent.
This increase will help to fund various corridor projects; it will also allow the City to build the Animal Shelter, and the Multi-Purpose Athletic Center. The allocated expense of all projects does not include any debt service fees, interest nor any maintenance, service fees, staffing, or other related cost after completion.
The descendants of Jefferson's Democratic Republicans are the conservatives and the TEA Party. The descendants of Hamilton's Federalists are the big-government "progressive" establishment Republicans. Today's Democrats are descendants of Karl Marx.
As an announced candidate for Carson City Sheriff I feel obligated to respond to the recently posted news article on Carson Now regarding a Sheriff’s office employee who allegedly embezzled money in the neighborhood of $100,000 dollars.
Americans have a right to know what’s in their food. We expect to see labels identifying calories, fat and other content when we buy food. So why not identify genetically modified ingredients?
You can curse the darkness, or light a candle.
You can complain about politics and politicians, or you can participate in defining the
issues and getting them enacted; selecting your candidates and getting them elected.
The key word is PARTICIPATE.
The Carson City Republican Central Committee gives you several opportunities to
participate in whatever way you like. Just remember that nothing gets done unless
people get down to doing it.
Stop cursing the darkness. Light a candle. In these strange times it is not an
One of the core principles of conservatism has always been the concept of limited government which demands giving citizens more control on how they shape their local environment and policy, which by extension places more emphasis on local government and the ability of the citizen to participate in the democratic process, giving more access of the citizen to their locally elected officials.
The New Year has begun, and quite surprisingly the past year has gone by extremely fast. Unsurprisingly, rarely did anything surprise me during my first year as a Supervisor. Granted there are moments when one believes he/she is making the right and prudent decision, but I did learn that regardless of how one votes, there will always be consequences.
What is most popular in the public opinion could and often does influence and create pressure for city staff to revitalize their position on the issues of the day, and then they may or may not make an agenda item for that subject matter.
The Education of Len Semas-Jim Wheeler and the Modern Conservative Movement-Is Barry Goldwater A Liberal?Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Sun, 12/29/2013 - 1:33pm
Barry Goldwater’s War against the Religious Right
Known as ‘Mr. Conservative,’ Barry Goldwater embodied conservative values throughout his service as a Senator from Arizona, but he would oppose much of what conservatives have been doing today.
Present day conservatives take many of their marching orders from the Christian right, also known as social conservatives, but Barry Goldwater resoundingly rejected them as extremists who disgrace the word ‘conservatism.’
Development, climate change and runoff threaten to soil the waters of pristine Lake Tahoe. The largest, clearest lake of its kind in North America, Tahoe draws 3 million visitors to Nevada and California every year.
PBS NewsHour recently featured KQED's documentary on efforts to save Tahoe's pristine waters and to protect it for generations to come.
Do you know where your teenager will be this New Year's Eve? Chances are they may very well be at a party. Every year the Carson City Sheriff's Office respond to reports of juveniles drinking at residences. Often these calls come in due to the music playing too loud, vehicles being parked illegally or a disturbance has broken out.
As we celebrate Christmas this year, let us remember again together that we are celebrating the birth of a Jewish Rabbi named Jesus. Many Christians and Jews dispute this fact of history. They tell me that one can be Jewish or Christian but all must choose between Christianity or Judaism. Yet when I revisit history, I realize that I am both Christian and Jew by following the teachings of a Jewish Rabbi. If you think about it, you may agree that most Christians are Christian-Jews that have forgotten history.
There has been a lot of controversy and negative press over the last few years regarding our downtown and the movement of the 20/20 group. Many of you remember Carson City having a downtown. Some of you are new to our area within the last 30 years, and some are of a generation who grew up here and only know what you have been familiar with. In all these scenarios change is very unsettling.
I am just wanting to warn the residents in Carson City that there are people that are breaking into cars in the evening and stealing items from them. I live on south east side of Carson City near Seeliger Elementary School. Last night our neighborhood was hit.
One car had the rear window completely broken out. My husband had someone break into his vehicles and steal a bunch of his construction tools (Skil Saw, Cordless Drill, radio charger, grinder and more) that he needs for work and is now going to cost us a pretty penny to replace.
The mathematics of it is pretty simple: The best thing that we can do for Northern Nevada's struggling economy this holiday season is to shop at home.
The adoption and implementation of Common Core (CCSS) in Nevada is patently ILLEGAL. Everything they are doing, everything they have done, and the way they have gone about it is illegal.
On the Nevada side,
According to the NRS 389.520, the authority to determine what STANDARDS will be imposed on Nevada's schools is assigned to the Council To Establish Academic Standards.
1. The Council shall:
(a) Establish standards of content and performance, including, without limitation, a prescription of the resulting level of achievement
The Turkey and Ham,
Obama and Biden,
Their Commucrat plan.
Still let us be thankful
Because this we know
For those unemployed
Only three years to go!
The Common Core "State" Standards are a major change in the purpose, content and methodology of educating children from K through 12. According to some reports, not only are the college entrance exams being revised to be Common Core compliant, COLLEGES are also said to be considering adapting the change.
The question is, the change from WHAT?
The question is important because Common Core is either a step up, or just another step further down the road of the ever lower "progressive" standards that America has been experimenting with for over a hundred years.
At that last BOS meeting, a majority vote (Crowell, Abowd & Bonkowski) had approved the agenda item to revitalize all corridors, and build the MAC & Animal Shelter. However, after the vote staff had been directed not to pursue this as it was felt the votes would not be forthcoming when it came back to the Board.
Mr. Abowd, I would like to clarify the vote last Thursday that you mentioned. The board passed the measure with a majority vote of 3-2. However, the Mayor instructed city staff to disregard our vote. I suggest you contact the Mayor for further clarification on his decision to override this majority vote.
This is a letter to the editor addressed to Carson City Board of Supervisor Jim Shirk: Jim, Your vote Thursday although disappointing was not a surprise. I believe either you have no experience in running a business and its challenges or you have no respect for the power of small business. We small business owners are also tax and fee payers to not only City, State but also Federal government. We are also the employers.
Capital Crossfire hosts Shelly Aldean and Karl Neathammer discuss the death penalty in Nevada with Nancy Hart, an attorney with the Nevada Coalition Against the Death Penalty and Mark Krueger, assistant district attorney for Carson City.
“Capital Crossfire” can be viewed on Charter Cable 210 Sundays at 7:30pm, Tuesdays at 8pm or Saturdays at 2pm.
With all the deferred infrastructure maintenance in our city, you would expect key projects to receive priority funding. Not so with the relatively new sidewalk in front of city public works facilities on the south side of Butti Way between Fairview and Airport.
This sidewalk serves virtually no one in a given day, probably cost taxpayers upwards of $200,000, and diverted funds from repairing crumbling sidewalks that serve many people.
According to United States census data, the largest Chinatown in frontier Nevada was situated on Carson City’s southeast side of town. Perhaps for a few years in the mid-1870s when Virginia City’s population was at its height did the overall number of its Chinese residents exceed that of Carson City.