Town Council Meeting Tuesday, October 18

Last week the Yountville Sun’s title for the Town Council meeting that discussed how to distribute over $5.7M in Unassigned Fund Balance included the term “spending spree.” Unfortunate choice of words that the Editor chose to use; a brief period of extravagant spending. These words do a disservice to the time and effort spent by Town Staff and

Joe T. Write-In Candidate for Yountville Town Council

Less than three weeks until the 2022 elections, and Joe Tagliaboschi has entered the Yountville Town Council race as a write-in candidate. As Joe shared with me, “After watching the forum and listening to the candidates, I made the difficult decision to conduct a write-in campaign for Council.” It is official now, as signatures have

Town Council Meeting Notes – July 19 – Part 1

Update August 2: As a follow-up to these Meeting Notes, I will note that based on the Sun front page article with the table showing the vote and a recent letter to the editor stating, “These two lowest scores resulted in Robin not having enough points to be reappointed.” But, that still leaves the voting

Town Council Meeting Notes – Budget Workshop #3 – May 19

With over eight hours of presentations and staff reports completed, the next step for the fiscal year 2022/2023 budget is adopting it at the next Town Council meeting on June 21. All the details will be on the Town website, and a Budget Summary Document will show how things evolved along the way. Mayor John

Town Council Meeting Notes – Budget Workshop #2 – May 5

The Town Council discussed the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2022/2023 on May 5 – discussed is putting it lightly as the meeting hit a four-hour mark. At least there was a lot of positive news for this budget cycle to keep one alert and attentive. This is why I watch the meetings for

Town Council Meeting Notes — March 1

Again the meeting started with issues; no audio for the first ten months, no Town Clerk, and mid-way through the meeting, more audio issues. I think the Council and staff are purposely having regular issues so they can all justify returning to in-person Town Council meetings. After watching the meeting on Youtube and seeing 78

Town Council: Meeting Notes — February 1

Town Council Notes Graphic

Many of you know the outcome, but do you know the confusion on the final vote for the appointment to the Yountville Town Council? Do you know what it means to vote Present? Can you change your no vote? Once again, this week, we get confusion, resulting in an education in government rules and procedures for

Town Council: Meeting Notes – December 7

(Too) Big Politics in a Small Town Yes, there was a Town Council meeting on Tuesday. Yes, there were agenda items. But I will only discuss the main reason you clicked through to this post—that reason being the final Town Council meeting for our Vice Mayor, Kerri Dorman.  (Based on comments I have been reading