City Council approves Old Pecos Trail rezoningFollowing a special public hearing on Saturday morning, the Santa Fe City Council voted 6-3 in favor of rezoning near Old Pecos Trail and West Zia Road. Both the youth violence prevention program and firearms ban appear, at present, on the city’s consent agenda, and will not therefore engender discussion. Deaths: 12; Santa Fe County has had 385 total deaths; 8,919 total fatalities statewide. Vote daily until polls close on Feb. 13 (apologies if we missed other Santa Fe organizations in any of the other categories). Consider it practice in advance of SFR’s annual Best of Santa Fe edition; nominations for our homegrown competition begin Feb. 1.
SFPD arrests shoplifters as crime remains steadyThe Santa Fe Police Department late last week reported four arrests as the result of an undercover operation targeting shoplifters at Target. Deaths: two; Santa Fe County has had 363 total deaths; there have been 8,677 fatalities statewide. Or plan ahead for one of the other residencies sponsored by the National Park Arts Foundation (such as a forthcoming one at Haleakalā National Park on Maui). She discovered artist Thomas Moran’s 1871 landscape paintings of Yellowstone National Park as a 17-year-old working at the park herself. From there, she began to learn about artists’ longstanding relationships with the National Park Service.2 months ago Santa Fe Reporter
Ben Harper, who owns and operates Deep Sky Cannabis, makes up to a dozen deliveries a day to patients and customers in Santa Fe. (Andy Lyman)Harper says he rarely sees a day without any deliveries and estimates he’s done up to 12 in one shift. But thanks to the state Cannabis Regulation Act, which went into effect this year, cannabis deliveries are not only legal now, but you don’t have to feel obligated to share any with the driver. But for those who depend on the plant as medicine, cannabis deliveries can be a life-saver. Otherwise, his company “would probably be the best solution” for increased cannabis deliveries.3 months ago Santa Fe Reporter
Property owners in Santa Fe County will have until March 2023 to apply for permits to operate short-term rentals under new regulations adopted on a 3-1 vote by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday. County Growth Management Department Director Penny Ellis-Green noted in a prefacing memo that the rentals have both positive and negative effects on the county, including income for rural residents. Andrea Dobyns, president of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors, told commissioners the association opposes the ordinance because it will negatively affect the value of homes in the county. “Places with housing challenges such as Santa Fe are left vulnerable to speculation without a STR ordinance. Hansen noted she believes the county, which doesn’t limit the number of permits or rentals per month, will offer a more “liberal” ordinance than the city.3 months ago Santa Fe Reporter
Nora Vargas became the first Latina chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, a post in which she aims to improve conditions for veterans, children and seniors. Vargas was elected in 2020 to District 1 in South San Diego, which includes the cities of Imperial Beach, National City and Chula Vista. The real cost of child care California’s child care aid reaches only a small fraction of the families who need it, and it’s stretching providers to the limit. The current board of supervisors has vastly expanded the county’s involvement in social services, health care and environmental issues, taking a lead on pandemic response, reforming mental health care and creating ambitious climate initiatives. She said county leaders must also pay attention to the specific needs of San Diego families and neighborhoods.15 days ago Rancho Santa Fe Review
However, all this change can also create opportunities for upskilling our young people and reskilling those already in work. Now is the time to support our young people and address the skills gap. Opportunities for training to provide young people with the skills and support to move into employment, are dependent on the needs of employers in the area. Upskilling or reskilling must reflect the opportunities, objectives and requirements of local business and social care. Businesses are realising that in order to keep their employees they need to offer on-the-job training and development.3 months ago FE News
We asked PR pundits to look in their crystal balls ahead of this new year, and judging from their predictions, the PR world is in for an interesting 2023. In line with this, there is a rising tide of ‘soft’ PR – PR that comes with honesty, integrity and is values-driven. There will be continued interest in event PR, clients attending panels and physically interacting with target audiences, as a result of the more insular pandemic times. 2) Traditional media continually declines and more PRs take boardroomsFarzana Baduel, CEO, Curzon PR, London:“Traditional media will continue its inevitable decline as advertising budgets move into social media platforms and PR budgets move increasingly into the content. In previous crises, PR was in demand when markets were suddenly reshuffled and competition increased in previously saturated sectors.16 days ago FE News
The Great Reshuffle continues within the Government as Rishi Sunak is announced as Prime Minister! It is only right to explain why I am standing here as your new Prime Minister. And I have been elected as leader of my party, and your Prime Minister, in part, to fix them. I will always be grateful to Boris Johnson for his incredible achievements as Prime Minister, and I treasure his warmth and generosity of spirit. The incoming Prime Minister needs to look with fresh eyes at the education sector and recognise the strains it has been under for far too long.3 months ago FE News