County News 2010

April 15, 2010
Tulare County to Use Stimulus Funds to Repave Roads

County officials will ask County Supervisors to approve using federal funding from three major American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, or more commonly called "Stimulus" funding) grants to repave major roads on the northern and southern ends of Tulare County. The projects are due to come before the Board of Supervisors for approval and for permission to be put out to bid on April 20.

April 15, 2010
Tulare County Supervisors Vote to Join Water Authority

Board Chairman Steve Worthley has been appointed by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors to represent the County on the Upper Kings Basin Integrated Regional Water Management Authority. The Board took the action to join the Water Management Authority as a full voting member at its April 6 meeting, and gave approval to pay $7,000 in dues initially and to commit to annual dues of $5,000 for six years.

April 8, 2010
Tulare County Federal Appropriations Advance

Tulare County leaders traveled to Washington, D.C. in February, 2010 to meet with members of Congress and federal officials seeking support for public safety needs, to expand Tulare County's anti-gang initiative, advocate for flood control projects, rural water system improvements and transportation needs.

Following meetings with Tulare County Supervisors, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer forwarded several County appropriations requests to Senate appropriations subcommittees.

April 7, 2010
County Administrator Appoints Tulare County Child Support Services Director

Debra Olvera has been appointed Director of Tulare County Child Support Services by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors. Olvera was selected by the Board on Tuesday, April 6, from a field of more than 150 applicants who responded to a statewide recruitment.

March 30, 2010
April 12 Property Taxes Are Due

Rita A. Woodard, Tulare County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector, would like to remind tax payers that the second Installment of secured property taxes is now due.

The second installment delinquent date is April 12, 2010.  If your payment is not received or postmarked by the delinquent date, a 10% penalty and a $10 cost will be added to your property tax bill.  Also, per California state law, the second installment payment cannot be collected until the first installment is paid.

March 25, 2010
Officials Launch 2-1-1 Information Referral System Today

United Way of Tulare County will launch its new 2-1-1 information and referral telephone service at 2 p.m. today (Thursday, March 25) in the Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 2800 W. Burrel Ave in Visalia.

The goal of the new service is to provide a sustainable, statewide calling network, similar to both 4-1-1 and 9-1-1 that uses local and regional operators trained to help people with everyday information and referrals. There’s even help in the event of a disaster.

March 17, 2010
Kickoff to Series of Anti-Gang Workshops in Ivanhoe Starts March 18

Kickoff to Series of Anti-Gang Workshops in Ivanhoe Starts March 18

Tulare County and school officials say a series of parenting workshops in Ivanhoe will help fight gangs and other negative community influences.

The “Families Step Up for Ivanhoe” is a series of 10 workshops designed to identify and address issues families have in their community. The first workshop is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 18 at Ivanhoe Elementary School, 16030 Ave. 332 in Ivanhoe.

March 16, 2010
County of Tulare Mid-Year Budget Report: Fiscal Year 2009-10
March 15, 2010
Stevie McNeill appointed Tulare County Assistant Ag Commissioner/Sealer

Stevie (Stephanie) McNeill has been appointed to the position of Assistant Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer by Tulare’s Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer, Marilyn Kinoshita. A former Kings County employee, McNeill will assume her new position with Tulare County immediately.

March 10, 2010
Letter from Board Chairman Steve Worthley in response to Demand for Correction