2005 thru 2007

DHS Fiscal Emergency



06-17-13 - DHS Eyes Reserves to Cover Budget Gap
06-19-13 - DHS Passes Budget Over Objections of Two Councilmen
06-24-13 - Letter: Time For Budget Cuts at DHS City Hall
06-25-13 - Rick Daniels Accuses DHS Councilmen of 'Bullying'
06-28-13 - Rick Daniels 'Bullying' Case Fees Exceed $77K For DHS

07-09-13 - Letter: How DHS is Paying Its Legal Bill
07-13-13 - DHS City Manager Finalist for County Job in Oregon
07-13-13 - Report: DHS' Daniels Up For County Job in Oregon
07-14-13 - DHS Officials Mum on City Manager Rick Daniels' Future
07-16-13 - DHS Resident Reacts to City Manager Up For Job in Oregon
07-17-13 - Clackamas County Residents Mingle with County Administrator Finalists in Oregon City
07-17-13 - Finance Committee Discusses State of City Finances - Transcript of Meeting
07-18-13 - Clackamas County Board Unanimously Selects Exec. from WA as New County  Administrator  
07-27-13 - Finance Committee Discusses State of City Finances - Meeting Two
07-29-13 - Needles City Council Votes Of July 23, 2013 (Exert From Meeting)
07-29-13 - Daniels Tapped For City Manager Position
07-31-13 - DHS City Manager Announces Resignation
07-31-13 - DHS City Manager Rick Daniels to Resign
07-31-13 - Rick Daniels Resignation Letter to DHS Mayor
07-31-13 - Rick Daniels Contract With DHS: Full Text
07-31-13 - Letter From DHS Mayor Yvonne Parks on Daniels Resignation

08-06-13 - Report: DHS City Manager Rick Daniels Not Harassed
08-08-13 - Needles' Mayor Says City Should Rethink Rick Daniels Hire
08-08-13 - Our Voice: Rick Daniels Leaves DHS In Tenuous Position
08-10-13 - DHS City Manager Rick Daniels Finds Support In Needles
08-12-13 - City Manager Candidate To Look For Money
08-14-13 - Needles Hires Rick Daniels
08-14-13 - Rick Daniels City Manager Contract With Needles: Full Text
08-15-13 - Exclusive Interview With Rick Daniels
08-15-13 - Rick Daniels Hired As Needles City Manager
08-17-13 - Grifphon Ponzi Scheme Burned Coachella Valley Elites
08-19-13 - Daniels Hire Confirmed
08-22-13 - Former Vallejo Interim City Manager Chosen For DHS Job

09-04-13 - DHS Council Votes For $2.2M Financial Consultants Agreement
09-09-13 - Needles In Brief - A Collection Of Area Events
09-16-13 - Needles Economic Development Corp. Discusses Tourism Summit, 'Adopt-A-Window' Program
09-21-13 - Political Insider: Glitches Taint Rick Daniels' Farewell
09-25-13 - New City Manager Arrives

11-07-13 - Report: DHS Facing $3.07 Million Budget Shortfall
11-08-13 - DHS Faces Decision On Fiscal Emergency
11-08-13 - DHS Mayor 'Blindsided' By $3.07M Shortfall
11-08-13 - DHS Report On $3.07M Budget Shortfall
11-08-13 - DHS City Leaders Respond To Possibility Of Bankruptcy
11-11-13 - DHS Facing $3.37M Gap Mulls Options

11-12-13 - City of DHS - Special Meeting Agenda - Includes Direct Links To Staff Report & Exhibits 1 Thru 6
11-12-13 - DHS Explores Dozens Of Options To Balance Budget
11-13-13 - DHS City Council Faces Tough Decisions To Avoid Bankruptcy

11-13-13 - Riverside County Mulls Aiding DHS
11-14-13 - Officials: State Won't Bail Out DHS
11-17-13 - DHS: Careening Toward Bankruptcy
11-17-13 - Police Get Lion's Share Of DHS Spending

11-18-13 - City Manager Rick Daniels Lays Out 10 Steps To Economic Development
11-18-13 - City Approves Development Agreement

11-19-13 - DHS Council Declares Fiscal Emergency
11-20-13 - DHS Declares Fiscal Emergency To Avoid Bankruptcy
11-23-13 - Experts Following Rick Daniels To Needles

12-02-13 - DHS City Council To Consider Spending Cuts
12-03-13 - New DHS Council Sworn In, Deals With Budget Woes
12-03-13 - DHS Council OKs Cuts Totaling $400K
12-07-13 - DHS Union Benefits Under Review
12-10-13 - DHS Schedules Closed-Door Labor Negotiations
12-11-13 - DHS Police Costs Up, As Is Crime In City
12-12-13 - DHS Considers Cutting Funds To Boys And Girls Club
12-14-13 - 2 Top Cops In DHS Retire
12-15-13 - DHS PD Chief And Commander Will Voluntarily Retire
12-16-13 - DHS Police Offer City Financial Plan
12-16-13 - DHS Police Dept. Gets Shaken Up

12-16-13 - City Seeks To Raze Overland Motel
12-16-13 - Continued Cleanup One Key Component To Economic Development Of City
12-17-13 - DHS Ends Contract With Boys & Girls Club
12-18-13 - DHS Council To Discuss Police Salary Cuts
12-19-13 - DHS Council Members Considering Employee Salary Cuts
12-19-13 - DHS Council Approves Salary Cuts By Unanimous Vote
12-21-13 - DHS Police Union Fighting Pay Cut
12-27-13 - Yvonne Parks Still Optimistic About Future Of DHS
12-28-13 - DHS Boys & Girls Club Future Uncertain
12-31-13 - DHS Eyes $2.2 Million City Pact In Search For Cuts

01-02-14 - Letter: Code Enforcement Isn't Worth $2.5 Million
01-02-14 - DHS Leaders Review Budget
01-07-14 - DHS Secures Budget Path To Solvency
01-08-14 - DHS Expects To Dodge Bankruptcy
01-09-14 - DHS Police Chief Has Vision For Filling Positions
01-10-14 - DHS To Use Nonprofit Status To Operate Community Center
01-18-14 - Our Voice: Woebegone Days In DHS

01-25-14 - Review Finds Default Threat High For Three Coachella Valley Cities
01-31-14 - Tax Increase Would Help DHS Boost Public Safety

02-04-14 - Budget Issues Keeping DHS Swim Team Out Of The Water
02-04-14 - DHS City Council Mulls Putting Parcel Tax On Ballot
02-04-14 - DHS Leaders Urge Teens To Take Concerns To School District
02-05-14 - Our Voice: Let DHS Voters Decide On Parcel Tax Changes

02-06-14 - DHS, School District Strike Pool-Use Deal
02-14-14 - DHS Police Union Sues Over Cuts

02-18-14 - DHS Wants Tax Opinions
02-23-14 - Financial Slips Hurt DHS

03-05-14 - DHS To Put Parcel Tax Hike On Ballot
03-10-14 - DHS Considers Creating Parks Department
03-20-14 - Developers Unhappy About Proposed Parcel Tax Increase
03-22-14 - DHS Considers Policing Alternatives
03-27-14 - Our Voice: DHS Wise To Consider Police Alternatives

03-28-14 - DHS Youth Center Seeks Funds

04-16-14 - DHS OKs Summer Swim Program Deal
04-21-14 - DHS Police Chief Dan Bressler On Leave
04-21-14 - Lack of Watering At DHS Parks Upsets Council Members
04-22-14 - DHS Police Chief On Medical Leave; City Asks Sheriff's Dept. For Bid
04-25-14 - Our Voice: Measure F Is Not The Best Answer For DHS
04-26-14 - Lawsuit Against DHS Police By Former Officer Continues
04-28-14 - City Council Approves Plan For Economic Development
04-28-14 - Coach Helps Kids In DHS Play Ball Despite Lack Of Funding
04-29-14 - DHS Leaders Eye 'Bare Bones' Budget

05-01-14 - DHS Community Volunteers Time To Strapped Police Force
05-04-14 - DHS Considers Pot Shops
05-07-14 - DHS OKs Downtown Vortex Plan
05-07-14 - DHS Picks Martin Magana As City Manager
05-09-14 - DHS Still Facing Big Budget Gap
05-12-14 - DHS Mulls Options To Avoid Bankruptcy
05-20-14 - DHS OKs Swim Center Pact
05-23-14 - DHS Offered Policing Options
05-23-14 - DHS Considers Sheriff's Bid
05-27-14 - DHS Council Supports Medical Marijuana
05-27-14 - Letter: Measure F Is A Big Mistake
05-28-14 - DHS Considers Medical Marijuana Ordinance

06-03-14 - Coachella Valley Voters Consider Parcel And Transaction Tax Proposals
06-04-14 - Coachella Valley Tax Votes Shape City Paths
06-04-14 - Measure F Defeated In DHS
06-05-14 - DHS Boys and Girls Club To Remain Open
06-08-14 - DHS Must Tighten Budget By $1.6 Million
06-09-14 - More Cuts In DHS Puts Police Dept. On Chopping Block
06-11-14 - DHS Police Oppose Contracting To County