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The cities of tomorrow evolving today

The industrial revolution changed the habitation patterns of the world. Rural residents needed to live around cities where the jobs and services were located. As we continue along in today's...

 

Downtown Tehachapi blossoms

Thanks to a robust economy, a business-friendly climate and the desirability of Tehachapi, our Downtown is operating at full strength. Buildings that sat vacant due to a variety of factors will be...

 

Best health care in Tehachapi history

It's been hard to miss, but healthcare options in Tehachapi over the last three years have increased significantly. By the end of this year, residents will have at their fingertips, the best care in...

 

The best ideas often come from listening

The business of the City isn't always conducted at City Hall or City Council meetings. Matter of fact, much of what is done to benefit the citizens and the community is conducted at a variety of meeti...

 

Tehachapi attracts new businesses

History is chalked full of examples where areas of opportunity attracted a generation of opportunists. There was the "New World" that sparked explorers to take to the seas, then came the push west...

 

Another successful 4th of July

I hoped the community enjoyed the All American 4th of July Festival and the Fireworks Spectacular hosted by the City of Tehachapi. It has become a marquee event for our community and it attracts...

 

Our City attracts talent

Tehachapi's got talent. No that isn't the name of a new variety show for network television, although I do believe we could fill a few hours of air time with some folks in our community, but that's...

 

Moving on after 'Goodbye'

Last week we said goodbye to our friend and Mayor Ed Grimes. We closed a historic chapter in our City's history in which Ed played an integral part, we'll continue to think of him, his family and the...

 

TPD's many services to the community

Each great City department requires a dedicated leader and team willing to follow that direction, which is the case with our very own Tehachapi Police Department. Brought back on line in 2007, the...

 

City water and wastewater operations

I am often amazed at the quality of work performed by the employees here at the City of Tehachapi. The work required in several departments is performed on a daily basis by educated and talented...

 

Tehachapi's business outlook – positive

Recently the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance, in which Tehachapi is a proud member/investor, held their 2018 Economic Outlook Conference. Adam Fowler, the Director of Research and an...

 

Tehachapi affirms support for business

I'm very proud of the way Tehachapi continues to shine among our peers in Kern County. Recently, Tehachapi was showcased as part of the Kern Economic Summit in Bakersfield, as both our healthy real...

 

The many roads to City Hall

I was leaving a meeting recently at the Community Room of the Tehachapi Police Department building on my way back to City Hall. When I leave that venue there are plenty of ways I can take to City...

 

2017 Year in Review

The City of Tehachapi has released our "2017 Year in Review". This is an annual project we started several years ago to showcase the accomplishments of the City, our various departments and the...

 

Our Airport

I've said it before many times, but it's worth repeating: The City is a collection of businesses whose services are designed to enhance the quality of life for Tehachapi residents. Some of our busines...

 

Positive projections for 2018

Welcome to 2018, a year of remarkable potential and, dare I say, a historic year for our community on the business and commerce front. 2018 will include a major shift in our local retail with the...

 

BeeKay Theatre, a Tehachapi gem

If you haven't had the chance to experience the Tehachapi Community Theatre at the historic BeeKay Theatre Downtown, I would encourage you to make it a priority in the coming year. I took the opportun...

 

Tehachapi Downtown better than ever

As we enjoy the holiday shopping season, I hope you're taking notice of our local 'Buy 1' initiative. It's a challenge of sorts from the City to our citizens to make the effort to purchase at least...

 

Cooperation

Mayor Ed Grimes handed me a treasure one day, it was a small textbook printed in 1928 from the High School Home Studies Bureau entitled "The Blue Book of Civics". It sits as a display piece in my...

 

Communication and Kudos

I'd like to thank The Coffee Mill, one of our great local businesses for hosting myself and Mayor Ed Grimes at our first 'Coffee with the Mayor and City Manager." We had several great conversations...

 

Another balanced budget for Tehachapi

It’s been said that a government’s budget is its most clear policy document. For the City of Tehachapi, the budget adopted by the City Council on June 5, 2017 should demonstrate that the City’s...

 

Welcome!

The City of Tehachapi and staff would like to invite everyone to the annual Fourth of July Hot Dog Festival. This will be our fifteenth year in collaboration with Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park...

 

Managing Local Resources

On May 30, the Nation observed Memorial Day. I'm sure that most of you, like me, reflected on the sacrifices that so many men and women have made to protect our nation and our freedoms. How blessed...

 

The Feeling of Being Home

Last week, I attended a meeting at the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District, as I often do, and I was approached by someone there who thanked me for the Christmas lights at our Wastewater...

 

Social Media: Critics/Criticize

Last week, I had the opportunity to see a new movie. I sat in the dark, with a drink and a bucket of popcorn, and enjoyed the fruits of labor performed by hundreds of people who either wrote,...

 

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