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Rim Fire And Budget Highlight Agenda

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Sonora, CA — Questions about the Rim Fire, and planning for the next budget cycle, highlight Tuesday’s Tuolumne County Supervisors meeting.

The Board will vote whether to send a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and federal legislators, related to the efforts to suppress the Rim Fire. It requests an independent investigation, and multi-agency review, of the management of the fire. It also asks the question of why no one has been prosecuted at this point in connection to starting the fire. The Forest Service has only stated, to this point, it was caused by a hunter that allowed an illegal fire to escape.

At 1:30pm, the Supervisors will hold a workshop to discuss the upcoming budget process. County officials will also give long-term budget projections.

In addition Tuesday, the County will vote whether to approve a contract with Vanir Construction Management for the first phase of construction management services related to the Mother Lode Regional Detention Facility. The contract would be for $137,700.