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Cheyenne City Councilman Jim Brown (Amy Richards/TSM)
Cheyenne City Councilman Jim Brown (Amy Richards/TSM)
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Cheyenne City Council Reviews FY 2013 Budget

The Cheyenne City Council held a work session on the proposed Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Friday.  Mayor Rick Kaysen told the council that the total General Fund Budget as proposed for FY 2013 is $49,560,879 a 1.8 percent decrease from the original  FY 2012 budget.

Kaysen said a challenge in the FY 2013 Budget was the loss of approximately $1.1 million from the state as a direct distribution. In addition to the reduced amount, the 2012 budget session of the Wyoming Legislature added language that limited the use of the direct distribution funds.

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Councilman Jimmy Valdez (Amy Richards/TSM)
Councilman Jimmy Valdez (Amy Richards/TSM)
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Valdez Runs for Another Term

Cheyenne Ward 1 Councilman Jimmy Valdez says he is running for a fourth  term on the city's g0verning body. Valdez, a local businessman, says if he is re-elected he would like to work for better planning of city projects as well as completion of those which have already been started. He cites the city's legal battle to obtain a part of the Hollywood Video parking lot as the sort of situation that should be avoided.

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(Courtesy Amber Ash)
(Courtesy Amber Ash)
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Ash Announces Commission Run

Amber Ash, who has represented Ward 1 on the Cheyenne City Council for the past four years, says she is running for the open four  year seat on the Laramie County Commission as a Republican. Ash, who is 28, says one of her priorities if elected would be to improve the relationship between the commission and the Cheyenne City Council, which she says has became more adversarial over recent years.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Park (Doug Randall/TSM)
Martin Luther King Jr. Park (Doug Randall/TSM)
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Councilman Disappointed in Tennis Court Progress

Ward 1 Cheyenne City Councilman Jimmy Valdez says he is disappointed that it has taken so long to install new tennis courts in Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Valdez says it has been over two years since the project was first discussed, and  the work still hasn't started. Valdez made the comments at Monday's meeting of the Cheyenne City Council Finance Committee, where he joined Councilman Jack Spiker in supporting a proposal to start work on the tennis courts, which passed the committee on a 2-0 vote.

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(Doug Randall/TSM)
(Doug Randall/TSM)
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City Council Rejects Sale of Homes to Housing Authority

The Cheyenne City Council rejected a deal to sell three homes to the Cheyenne Housing Authority for $4,441. The Housing Authority planned to use the homes to provide low-income rental housing. The city

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(Courtesy of City of Cheyenne)
(Courtesy of City of Cheyenne)
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Oversize Vehicle Ban Proposed [AUDIO]

Iceberg lettuce is being removed from grocery shelves in 7 states, including Wyoming. Amy Richards has details. Cheyenne city councilwoman Georgia Broyles is proposing an ordinance that would prohibit oversize vehicles on certain city streets. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Cheyenne City Councilman Sean Allen)
(Cheyenne City Councilman Sean Allen)
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Cheyenne City Councilman Sean Allen on “Across America”! [Audio]

There are a lot of things happening or about to happen in the city of Cheyenne. Join me, Gary Freeman as we talk with Cheyenne City Councilman Sean Allen (Rep Ward I) and get his take on round-a-bouts, recreation centers and the city in general. He has been tagged as one of the most accessible member of the the city council. Don't miss this very encouraging and informative interview with Sean Allen, who wants to hear from you and who wants to know how best to serve you, a citizen of Cheyenne. Click past the jump for the interview. Thanks for listening!

 

 

 

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Mayor Kaysen
Mayor Kaysen
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Mayor Kaysen and The Budget Headline The Morning Zone

The Cheyenne City Council approved the 50.7 million dollar city budget yesterday that includes pay raises for all city employees, but the proposed rate increases for trash, water and sewer aren't due for a final vote until next Monday, and may be in doubt

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