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Police chief position topic of Nevada City council meeting

Christopher Rosacker
Staff Writer

Three topics are scheduled for public discussion by the Nevada City Council today, as well as a closed-door agenda to consider the future of the city's police chief position.

Foremost among the public items is a review of the Nevada City Strategic Plan, the municipality's articulation of its priorities for the coming years.

Council is also slated to examine a proposal on procedures to place objects on public property, spurred by an effort to install benches at Hirschman's Pond.

Also scheduled for today's meeting is an overview of Cosumnes American Bear and Yuba Rivers Portal funded projects, specifically about the development of a Drought Action Plan.

The public portion of today's meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., and an agenda for that portion of the meeting and staff reports on specific items up for discussion can be found on the city's website, http://nevadacityca.gov.

Following the public portion of the meeting, council and staff are scheduled to meet behind closed doors to consider the appointment and employment of both the city manager and Police Chief Jim Wickham, whose last day is expected in the next week. Wickham's part-time operation of the city's police department was rebuked by the state's employee pension program, forcing the city to replace him much sooner than it had intended.

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To contact Staff Writer Christopher Rosacker, email crosacker@theunion.com or call 530-477-4236.

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