Local tourism number up, reports visitors bureau
Plumas County Visitors Bureau Director Suzi Brakken delivered good news about local tourism to the Board of Supervisors at a meeting Tuesday, March 1.
Brakken reported transient occupancy tax (TOT) revenue and walk-in visits to her department were both up by 4 percent, while e-mail and phone calls to her agency were up 10 percent and visits to the visitors bureau website were up 17 percent compared to the prior year.
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County wants coalition to tackle forest travel plan
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors (BOS) approved a letter at a meeting Tuesday, March 8, inviting other counties “to form a coalition to explore legal and political remedies” to the Forest Service’s new travel management plans.
At the same meeting, Sierra Access Coalition (SAC) Executive Director Corky Lazzarino vowed to challenge the Plumas National Forest’s (PNF) travel management plan in court.
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Plumas braces for shift of inmates from prison to jail
New Plumas County District Attorney (DA) David Hollister explained some of the unique challenges that would be facing his office in the future, during a recent Board of Supervisors meeting.
The DA said new Gov. Jerry Brown supported former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to shift some of the state prison burden back to the counties.
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Kusel resigns from school board
Jonathan Kusel has resigned his seat on the Plumas Office of Education/Plumas Unified School District governing board.
Kusel told his fellow board members, in an e-mail dated March 1, that he was resigning effective immediately.
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Median income takes a dip
The statewide median income for all 2009 personal income tax returns decreased to $34,079 (5.1 percent below 2008), while the median income listed on joint returns decreased to $65,025 (5.7 percent below 2008), according to statistics released this month by the Franchise Tax Board (FTB).
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