By Jack Johnson, Boulder City Review
The City Council voted Tuesday to eliminate the city’s public information officer position, and reduce the amount spent on both golf course maintenance and additional-duty pay for police officers.
The cuts go into effect Nov. 17 and are part of the second phase of budget adjustments outlined by City Manager Vicki Mayes. The changes are being made because of a shortfall of about $1.6 million that was supposed to come from a lease agreement with SolBio Energy.
The company signed a lease with the city in December to build a solar plant in Eldorado Valley but never obtained financing. Mayes issued SolBio a notice of default on Oct. 6 which the company had 30 days to address from the time of receipt.
“At this point, I’m not optimistic that the project will be moving forward with (SolBio),” Mayes said.