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Opinion

The privilege and responsibility of public service: What is a city manager?

Bill Garrett
Executive Director
California City Management Foundation

Recent media scrutiny of city managers - or more specifically their compensation - has reached a fever pitch in California and across the country.

The city management and governmental compensation abuses uncovered last month in the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell are deplorable and warrant a full investigation. Such trespasses are rare in a profession known for transparency and populated by talented and dedicated individuals.

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Shouting out a thank-you to our brave firefighters

Sam Williams
Staff Writer
8/11/2010


Everybody remembers the first time - it's human nature.

Way back in 1999, I was enjoying my first summer working at the newspaper and learning my way around Lassen County when I got my first glimpse of what seems to be an unfortunate and all too frequent occurrence in our part of the country - a raging wildfire. Growing up in the city, I had no real experience with our kind of fire.

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Voters face biggest decision in a generation

Mark Satterfield, MD
Plumas District Hospital Board President
8/4/2010


    In the next few days we’ll be receiving our mail-in ballots to vote on Measure B. This measure represents a critical threat to PDH’s ability to continue to provide quality medical care for future generations.
 

   Like me, many of Quincy’s current physicians decided to locate here because our community has the size, location and base of commerce to sustain quality medical care and a small hospital for the long term.

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One loss too many: vote No on Measure B

Feather Publishing
7/28/2010

This week our Letters section is once again dominated by letters about Measure B, which would cap the Plumas District Hospital tax assessment at $50 per $100,000 of assessed value. Roughly, two-thirds of the two-dozen letters we received this week spoke to the issue. We would be hard pressed to think of the last time that one issue so dominated our public forum.

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It hurts to lose a quality friend of the county

Feather Publishing
7/21/2010

Flags were flying half staff last week across the state in remembrance of State Senator Dave Cox, who died Tuesday, July 13.

Typically, when one hears the word senator, thoughts head in the direction of politician and that equates with special interest groups and a self-serving agenda.

Read more: It hurts to lose a quality friend of the county

  

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