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February 24, 2014
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Nevada City treasurer to seek re-election

David McKay has announced his intention to run for re-election as treasurer of Nevada City.

If successful, this will be his second term. McKay also served on the Nevada City Council for a total of 12 years, including two terms as mayor.

He was appointed as treasurer mid-term after leaving the city council two years ago.

In addition to running Mountain Images Press, a printing and publishing business, McKay is a professional photographer who teaches at Sierra College.

McKay said that with time constraints from running a business and spending time with his family, he feels that the part-time city treasurer position is a great fit for him.

“I love Nevada City, have a lot of experience and dedication to offer, and would be very pleased to serve our town once more as its treasurer,” McKay said in a news release to local media.

“After working on budgets for 12 years and going through hard times with the downturn of the housing market, Nevada City has really kept its nose to the grindstone and stayed within its limits,” McKay told The Union. “It’s pretty amazing that Nevada City has always been able to balance its budget.”

The treasurer is responsible for overseeing the city’s budget and finances. The position involves meeting with the city manager and finance director roughly twice a month.

In addition to being an elected office with a four-year term of service, it’s a paid position earning $100 per month or $1,200 annually.

“It’s just a stipend and they tax it,” McKay said. “After tax, it’s $84 a month.”

To contact staff writer Dave Brooksher, call 530-477-4230 or email dbrooksher@theunion.com.

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The Union Updated Feb 24, 2014 11:26PM Published Feb 26, 2014 05:46PM Copyright 2014 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.