Former BellaVista owner to seek office | TheUnion.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Former BellaVista owner to seek office

Yolanda Bachtell, Nevada City attorney and former owner of BellaVista restaurant, has announced her candidacy for the city clerk position, currently held by Cathy Wilcox-Barnes.

Bachtell graduated from the University of West Los Angeles in 1999 and moved to Nevada City in June 2004. She has three children and said she worked full time as a paralegal while attending law school.

Bachtell said a “conflict of interest exists” for Wilcox-Barnes, who works as both Nevada City office operations supervisor and city clerk.



“I would bring some independence to the position,” she said.

The city clerk is an elected official charged with keeping public records and making them available. The position earns $100 per month.




The office operations supervisor coordinates various departments, overseeing issues such as human resources and payroll.

“That can be a difficult thing,” the incumbent city clerk said regarding working both directly for the citizens of Nevada County and for the city manager of Nevada City.

However, “I wouldn’t be running again if I didn’t think I was doing a good job for the citizens of Nevada City,” Wilcox-Barnes said.

She said she generally works 400-500 hours of overtime per year for both of her Nevada City positions.

To contact staff writer Josh Singer, e-mail joshs@theunion.com or call 477-4234.


Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User