Red Bluff council votes to increase community center fees – Red Bluff Daily News

RED BLUFF — Red Bluff City Council voted on Tuesday to increase community center user fees in line with the increase in the Consumer Price Index over the past 10 years.

The price increase, totaling 26%, was noted by the Federal Bureau of Labor and Statistics to be the CPI increase from 2012 to 2022, with 2012 being the last time the community center fee was changed. .

“It’s sad that we have to play catch-up, but we have to play catch-up,” Councilman JR Gonzales said. “It has to be done. It won’t be cheaper and I think we have a venue that really meets the needs. It should have been done sooner, though; we are where we are.”

The increased fees are expected to increase the community center’s revenue by approximately $20,000 to $30,000. The price change will take effect no earlier than 30 days after its effective adoption date of September 2.

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The board voted to approve the proposed 2022-2023 agreement between Red Bluff and the Tehama County Chamber of Commerce.

This agreement stipulates that the chamber will provide services related to the promotion of tourism for an annual fee of 70,000 dollars and 100,000 dollars for the management of small grants. In this agreement, the city will also pay $10,000 to update and maintain the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce’s existing website.

The board recognized Red Bluff Fire Chief Ray Barber for eight years of service before his scheduled retirement.

Division Chief Michael Bachmeyer spoke to the chamber about Barber’s more than 41 years of fire service and Air Force experience and thanked him for his time at Red Bluff.

“Since the day he joined us at Red Bluff, Chief Barber has consistently embodied the mission statement of the Red Bluff Fire Department,” Bachmeyer said. “Day in and day out, he worked diligently to inspire the staff.”

Board members spoke fondly of Barber and his service and impact on the community. Many remembered his kindness and unwavering pride in his role as fire chief and his commitment to the city.

The board presented Barber with a plaque for his service and thanked him one last time for his time at Red Bluff.

Jill E. Washington