Visalia’s Got Its Goat?

An enthusiastic pro-goat rally took place in front of Visalia’s City Hall before the May 4 City Council meeting. After the rally, participants entered the chambers to speak during public comment. At issue was the city’s ordinance on household pets. Many Visalia residents came to the meeting to encourage the council members to change the […]

Political Fix (7 May, 2015)

An Adoring Fan I rarely get feedback on Political Fix, so I was happy when a reader finally took the time to send me a personal email. It was Wayne Millies from the Whitlatch Group. He said, “It’s quite clear you’re a progressive liberal hack from your previous columns; however, you’ve outdone yourself this time […]

Tulare County in Sound Fiscal Condition

At the April 7 Tulare County Board of Supervisors meeting, Jean Rousseau, county administrative officer, presented the county’s mid-term budget. The General Fund Fiscal Outlook for 2015-16 looks cautiously positive as the county is steadily recovering from the Great Recession. Rousseau attributed Tulare County’s positive financial position to its conservative approach to spending and saving […]

Visalia City Council Covers a Lot of Ground During Recent Meeting

On April 6 the Visalia City Council held a marathon city council meeting that included several public hearings, increased developer’s impact fees and rejected a change to a city ordinance. The meeting took place at the convention center in anticipation of larger-than-normal crowds for the public hearing about dividing the city into voting districts. That […]

Political Fix (16 April, 2015)

 Six things you didn’t know about Marco Rubio Well finally we have some officially declared presidential candidates.  The first to announce was Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, then Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Hilary Clinton and now Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson has announced that he is definitely going to announce, so we have that […]