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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

County proposes taking over tourism functions

Editor's note: For an updated story on this subject, see " Plumas County balances budget - barely."

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
6/16/2010


    The county’s proposed 2010-11 budget calls for the county-funded tourism and economic development functions at Plumas Corporation to be brought under the county’s direct supervision, with $25,000 in anticipated transition costs.
    The working plan would involve taking $75,000 from the $230,000 usually allocated to Plumas Corporation and creating a request-based system where groups could make proposals for events or other efforts that might stimulate the economy.
    County Administrative Officer Jack Ingstad’s budget cover letter indicated moving these functions back to the county “significantly reduces overhead and administrative costs.”
    The letter explains that Ingstad would supervise these areas, with the county GIS department taking over the tourism website.
    The budget committee suggested that the chambers of commerce and Plumas Arts receive one percent reductions, like many county departments, while the county supervisors’ recreation/community funds (formerly $5,000 per board member) would be eliminated completely.
    In a phone interview, Ingstad said Fair Manager John Steffanic volunteered to take a large cut from $95,467 in county contributions to $23,000, while the Quincy Library Group offered to drop from $37,000 to $28,000 for its legal fund.
    The budget committee recommends taking both of those offers.

 


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