Thursday, August 26, 2004
Garcia appointed to finance committee
Newly sworn in Sunnyside City Council member Paul Garcia
this past Monday night was selected to serve as a member of the city's finance
Garcia replaces former Councilman Alex de la Cruz on the
finance committee, whom Garcia also replaced on the Sunnyside City Council.
Garcia will serve on the finance committee with Mayor
Pro-tem Mike Farmer and Councilman Jim Restucci.
Among the duties of the finance committee is to keep track
of the city's financial expenditures.
Council approves interlocal agreement with Bellevue
This past Monday night, the Sunnyside City Council approved
an interlocal agreement with the City of Bellevue for the purchase of city
Sunnyside City Manager Bob Stockwell said Bellevue officials
approached the city about joining a group of other cities that would be able to
bid on supplies and services.
"It does not bind us," said Stockwell. "It
simply is an opportunity."
Councilman Don Vlieger thought the idea Stockwell presented
was outstanding, but wanted to keep local merchants in mind first as long as
they were within 5 percent of the asking price.
The Council agreed with Vlieger's suggestion and asked city
staff to keep local merchants in mind when looking at supply orders. Mayor Ed
Prilucik reminded Council that 1 percent of all sales tax revenue goes back
into city coffers.