Over the last few weeks, I've been thinking a lot about the upcoming elections in Tehachapi, and the candidates and issues that will be considered by voters as they cast their ballot this November. As an employee of the city and not an elected official, my role is to manage the day to day business of the city and to avoid political discourse when possible. Instead of engaging in political debate best left to those individuals running for office, my staff and I do our best to provide facts and information to the public and the City Council so that educated decisions can be made about the future of our great city.
The position of Dennis Wahlstrom, a Tehachapi City Council candidate and retired public works director, was inadvertantly mis-representated in an article in last week's Tehachapi News.
The article stated that Wahlstrom is opposed to the tax measure, but he is not. Although the article last week quoted him correctly in part, it did not present all of Wahlstrom's comments on Measure F and thereby was inaccurate.
California took an unprecedented step forward on Sept. 16 when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a groundwater management package into law as a way to protect local resources.
Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District may have found a way to cut down construction costs on the new hospital, according to the district board president.
Construction of a Walmart in Tehachapi moved closer to reality on Oct. 17 when a Kern County judge set a court hearing for March 2015.
Southern California Edison crews are assessing damage to a downed utility pole in Golden Hills following a collision at 11 a.m. on Oct. 20.
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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Oct. 20, 2014:
Bear Valley CSD candidates will come together for a forum at the Oak Tree Country Club at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22.
Clusters of trees appeared struggling for survival as experts from the federal Forest Service and Bear Valley directors waded through pine trees on Oct. 14.
Golden Hills has made big decisions in 2014, including purchasing large swaths of land and enacting a solid waste ordinance.
As voters ready for the Nov. 4 election or send in their mail-in ballots, four candidates for the Golden Hills CSD board of directors spoke on issues important to the community during a Oct. 14 League of Women Voters forum.
A Walmart in Tehachapi took one step closer to a possible reality on Oct. 17 when a Kern County judge set a hearing in March 2015.
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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Oct. 17, 2014: