County News 2010

July 30, 2010
Tulare County Files Response in Lawsuit Alleging Brown Act Violations

Today, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors filed its response in a lawsuit alleging Brown Act violations filed by Richard P. McKee, the Visalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register, and the California Newspapers Publishers Association. 

This is the second response filed by the Board of Supervisors during the lawsuit.  The first petition was dismissed because it did not allege sufficient facts to sustain a cause of action against the Board, according to Tulare County Superior Court Judge Melinda Reed’s June 30, 2010 ruling.

July 26, 2010
Tulare County Seeks District One Resident to Serve on Assessment Appeals Board

The County of Tulare Clerk of the Board Office is accepting applications from interested and qualified District One residents to fill a vacancy on the Tulare County Assessment Appeals Board.

The purpose of the appeals board is to determine the full value of property or to determine other matters of property tax assessment over which the appeals board has jurisdiction.

July 22, 2010
County Seeks Citizens to Serve on Boards & Commissions

The County of Tulare Clerk of the Board Office is accepting applications from interested citizens to serve on various boards and commissions.

July 21, 2010
Court Order Delays November 2010 Tulare Hospital District Election

Rita A. Woodard, Tulare County Registrar of Voters, announced today that due to a court order there will be no November 2010 election for the Tulare Local Hospital District, now renamed the Tulare Regional Medical Center. 

Pursuant to Election Code Section 10002 and the Uniform District Election Law, the Elections Office is a service agency and would ordinarily conduct an election for the district.

July 16, 2010
County Health Officer Offers Prevention Tips to Beat Heat

The heat wave that Tulare County is currently experiencing is making everyone uncomfortable, but individuals with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma and other lung conditions can be especially sensitive to these extreme temperatures. 

The best defense against heat related illness is prevention.

July 14, 2010
Breastfeeding Awareness Walk Planned in Visalia

The Tulare County Breastfeeding Coalition joins statewide ceremonies in recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2010, as they are sponsoring a Breastfeeding Awareness Walk on August 4, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Riverway Sports Park, 3611 N. Dinuba Blvd in Visalia.

Breastfeeding mothers, babies, children, families, friends and breastfeeding supporters are invited to come out for an early morning walk.   The Tulare County Breastfeeding Coalition will provide healthy snacks, beverages and door prizes.  The park also includes a water feature and “Tiny Tot Lot” for small children, creating a perfect summer morning. 

July 6, 2010
Tulare County Offers Community Health Forums

The Tulare County Department of Public Health invites residents of Tulare County to participate in our 2010 community health forums, currently scheduled throughout the month of July.

June 30, 2010
Service Learning Students to Be Honored July 1

A group of Green Acres Middle School students will be honored Thursday for completing the Middle School Cadet Corps program.

The Middle School Cadet Corps is a program designed and implemented by five Charter Alternatives Academy students participating in the Charter Cadet Opportunity Program (CCOP). The Middle School Cadet Corps provided academic tutoring/mentoring to 10 Green Acres Middle School students, as well as gang and drug prevention education and career awareness. In addition, the Green Acres students were trained in drill and deportment exercises by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department.

June 30, 2010
Lawsuit Against Board of Supervisors Put On Hold

Tulare County Superior Court Judge Melinda M. Reed today put on hold a lawsuit filed by Richard P. McKee alleging the Tulare County Board of Supervisors violated the Brown Act - California's Open-Meeting law - when eating meals together in numbers constituting a majority.

June 30, 2010
Tulare County RMA Launches Code Violation Hotline

Tulare County’s unincorporated residents can now report code compliance issues any time of the day.

Tulare County Resource Management Agency (RMA) officials announced today the launch of the “Code Violation Hotline,” a phone number set up to allow residents to report possible code violations. The phone number is 559-624-7060.