Beginning Nov. 4, Tehachapi City Council and Planning Commission meetings will have a new home.
Thanks to the generosity of the Tehachapi Unified School District, Council and Planning Commission meetings will now be held at the Claude L. Wells Education Center and District Office located at 300 S. Robinson St.
Recently, the Claude L. Wells School was restored by the Tehachapi Unified School District and with that, they designed and created a beautiful and effective board room.
"Tehachapi Unified School District is pleased to be able to offer the use of our board room to the City of Tehachapi for their City Council and Planning Commission meetings," said TUSD Superintendent Lisa Gilbert. "We are very grateful for the wonderful facility that we have here at Wells Education Center, and feel that this is another example of how our community works together and supports one another."
Over the past several years, through a great partnership with Tehachapi Community Theatre, Council and Planning Commission meetings have been held at the Beekay Theatre. But as the City grows and needs have changed, the opportunity to move to the Wells Education Center board room and enhance our partnership with TUSD could not be passed up.
"TCT does a beautiful job managing the Beekay Theater," said City Manager Greg Garrett during the Oct. 21 City Council meeting. "And this will allow them to be more efficient in their operations as it will also allow the city to be more efficient in ours."
Tehachapi City Council meetings are held the first and third Mondays monthly at 6 p.m., and Tehachapi Planning Commission meetings are held the second Monday monthly at 6 p.m.