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City Council lets sales tax proposal die without a vote

The Atwater City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon to consider putting a 1 cent general sales tax on the upcoming November election ballot. Present inside of City Hall was City Manager Lori Waterman, City Attorney Frank Splendorio, and members of city staff with the entirety of the council and Mayor Paul Creighton…

Funds on way for city repairs, improvements

Atwater city leaders on Monday night announced numerous projects for repairs, improvements, and beautification that will be taking place throughout the city in the months to come. Coming to a grand total of $144.44 mill, the council noted that the vast majority of the money comes to them in the form of grants, investments, or other resources from…

Atwater welcomes new firefighters, department head

Atwater welcomed three new reserve firefighters, as well as a new director for the Public Works Department on Monday night during the City Council meeting. For the ceremonies, city leaders were joined by Captain Blaine Lopes of Atwater’s Station 42, along with Cal Fire Battalion Chief John Slate. Lopes began the badge pinning ceremony by…

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