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Chelsea Boozer

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LR Wastewater budget contains rate-study cash

posted: 12/18/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock Wastewater's 2015 budget, approved Wednesday, foresees a slight increase in operation and maintenance costs to $25.5 million and includes funding for a new sewer rate study that the utility's new chief executive officer said he hopes will guide the agency over the next decade.

LR center for blind at risk of shutdown

posted: 12/17/2014 4:29 a.m. Comments 2

Financial woes have put the future of World Services for the Blind in Little Rock into question, leaving its clients and employees in limbo. It will close its doors for the holidays Friday with no real assurance that the center will ever reopen, its new leader said Tuesday.

First-of-year bonuses voted into LR budget

posted: 12/17/2014 3:28 a.m. Discuss

After two failed amendments, the Little Rock Board of Directors approved a 2015 budget Tuesday that will give employees bonuses in January based on their salaries with the possibility of an additional bonus or raise being awarded midyear.

LR board loosens taxi-fare rules

posted: 12/17/2014 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Taxicab drivers can now negotiate ride fares in the city after the Little Rock Board of Directors approved an ordinance Tuesday that does away with board approval of taxicab rates.

LR proposal lets cabdrivers deal

posted: 12/16/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Taxicab fares in Little Rock will get more competitive if the Little Rock Board of Directors approves an ordinance tonight that would allow drivers to negotiate rates, according to Little Rock Yellow Cabs owner Ellis Houston.

Our Town : Little Rock notebook

posted: 12/14/2014 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Raised permit fees on 2015 budget

City, utility cite progress in contract clash

posted: 12/12/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

Officials at Central Arkansas Water and Jacksonville Water Works are still negotiating the amount of water that Jacksonville will be required to purchase under its contract.

Venture Center's tie to tech park debated

posted: 12/11/2014 3:30 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board is weighing whether to continue a partnership with the Arkansas Venture Center that offers space for the center's programming and startup efforts.

Urged by board, 1-time bonuses proposed for LR

posted: 12/10/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

One-time bonuses ranging from $500 to $1,000 have been suggested for full-time Little Rock employees next year.

Downtown LR leader to retire after 12 years

posted: 12/09/2014 3:36 a.m. Comment 1

Sharon Priest, longtime executive director of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, will retire at the end of January, the organization announced Monday.

Plans set to protect LR home

updated: 12/07/2014 11:57 p.m. Discuss

The Quapaw Quarter Association is still looking for the right person or group to purchase the historic Little Rock home of Arkansas Gazette founder William E. Woodruff, but until then the association will buy the property and tend to its upkeep.

LR agency's '15 budget flat

posted: 12/08/2014 3:31 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau 2015 budget will remain relatively flat from this year’s spending despite renovations that have temporarily closed the Robinson Center.

Main Street block closed during day

posted: 12/08/2014 3:29 a.m. Discuss

The 500 block of Main Street in Little Rock will close during daylight hours for a month-long period beginning today.

Our Town: Little Rock notebook

posted: 12/07/2014 4:17 a.m. Discuss

Public can review 2015 budget plan

Property owners riled by Main Street district plan

posted: 12/04/2014 3:38 a.m. Comment 1

Downtown Little Rock property owners aren't supportive of zoning regulations specified in a proposed design district that they say is too restrictive and would discourage development in the growing Creative Corridor along Main Street.

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