Cost-of-living increases OK’d for Nevada City workers |

Cost-of-living increases OK’d for Nevada City workers

The Nevada City Council approved new memorandums of understanding with five of the bargaining units representing city employees at this week’s council meeting. All of those bargaining units received cost of living increases for 2014 and 2015.

Members of the Nevada City Fire Department Employees Association will receive 2.75-percent increases this year and next year. The Nevada City Police Supervisor’s Association, Management Employees, Supervisory Unit and Miscellaneous Employee’s Association will all receive 3-percent increases in 2014 and 2015.

Mayor Sally Harris, who plans to step down from her seat on the council at the next meeting, appointed Vice-Mayor Terri Andersen to represent the city on the Nevada County Transportation Commission.

The city also set a date for the Kendall House bed-and-breakfast appeal, which had to be postponed due to the absence of City Attorney Hal DeGraw. The matter will be taken up once again Aug. 27.

Allan Haley, attorney for the appellants, San Francisco residents Mollie Poe and Declan Hickey, says the city’s planning commission used the wrong sections of municipal code when denying his clients’ request to recommence using their property as a bed-and-breakfast. Haley has also said that this case could have broader implications for other bed-and-breakfasts in Nevada City.

The next meeting of the Nevada City Council is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., July 23.

To contact staff writer Dave Brooksher, send emails to or call 530-477-4230.

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