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Laurie Moyer

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

City to hold Paso Robles public hearings

The San Marcos City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss the proposed annexation of the Paso Robles development, which is in the process of trying to secure city approval.

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

City still pursuing sculpture projects from permanent arts fund

Between $115,000 for a sculpture between the San Marcos Activity Center and the San Marcos Public Library, and a proposed $100,000 to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lyndon Baines Johnson, San Marcos officials are moving ahead...

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

City manager search runs short of time, exposure [PRO]

A week ago, the San Marcos City Council approved a city manager candidate profile and a city consultant said the vacancy would be posted on five websites targeting government professionals. As of Monday, the posting had only...

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Swallow resigns after city rejects ethics complaint

San Marcos Director of Development Services Chuck Swallow resigned Wednesday, one day after the city's ethics commission turned back his complaint that Councilmember Fred Terry sent him lewd emails and the husband of Mayor Susan Narvaiz caused...

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

City council approves city manager profile

San Marcos city councilmembers approved a new profile for city manager candidates Tuesday night. The profile will be accessible to the public and to candidates on several websites Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

City proposes no property tax increase, but fund balance continues falling

San Marcos officials are proposing no tax increase in the Fiscal Year 2011 budget, but the city would allocate $3 million from the fund balance to cover increases in operating expenditures and electric utility costs. City officials...

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Council selects local Stroman Group for 60-day city manager search

San Marcos City Councilmembers voted, 5-2, in favor of a contract for the Stroman Group of San Marcos to conduct a 60-day executive search to seat a new city manager by Oct. 1, a month before an...

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Council calms residents, deletes portion of FM 110

San Marcos councilmembers assuaged worried residents Tuesday night, eliminating a portion of the proposed FM 110 from the transportation master plan rather than rerouting the road to run on McCarty Lane on the west side of Interstate-35.

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

City council picks search firm for city manager

The San Marcos City Council went into executive session to name a search firm for a new city manager Wednesday night. However, the council would not announce the name of the firm selected. Formal action on the...

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

San Marcos council moves to privatize management of municipal airport

Amid fireworks among city airport commissioners, the San Marcos City Council directed the city staff this week to negotiate a contract with Texas Aviation to manage the San Marcos Municipal Airport.

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