New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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NBU rate hike on agenda
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
The New Braunfels Utilities Boud of Trustees will once again discuss a resolution to the city council for adjustments to rates for the water and sewer systems.
The NBU meeting will be held at 4:30 pm Thursday in the Board Meeting Room of the NBU building at 201 Main Plaza.
The board has brought the issue to the New Braunfels City Council, and it has been discussed in two city council workshops. NBU is asking for an approximately 80-cent increase in water rates and a SI.32 increase in sewer rates.
The water rate increase is based on the amount of water used. The more water used, the higher the rate increase will be.
Approval of the resolution requesting the rates was tabled during an earlier meeting of the board of trustees. Mayor Paul Fraser asked that the matter be tabled until a workshop could be held with the city council.
Officials said this rate increase still would not cover the cost of capital improvements in the water and sewer programs. Currently revenues from the electric system are used to cover the costs of water and sewer systems.
In past meetings, NBU General Manager Bob Sohn explained that NBU asked the city council to approve an increase in water and sewer rates several years ago.
He said they received pan of the increase they requested but were told to come back later to discuss another increase.
In other business the board will also discuss the transfer of funds from the NBU to the city. This issue was discussed by the city council during the past two meetings. The council has approved the new plan for the contribution for one year.
The plan calls for IO percent of the utilities adjusted gross income to be paid to the city.
Thursday's meeting will be the last one for General Manager Bob Sohn Earlier this year, Sohn announced his intention to retire.
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Gergen, who has helped four presidents mold public opinion, is getting another chance to refine an image. His own.
But whether he can help Clinton administration foreign policy — nominally his latest and possibly last government assignment — is less certain.
The 51 -year-old former commentator and news magazine editor is taking on a new job as special assistant to both the president and the secretary of state, an impressive-sounding title created just for Gergen.
But it isn’t entirely clear what the new portfolio entails.
And even Gergen concedes, “I don’t pretend to be an expert in all the issues of foreign policy .”
The president and other Gergen defenders depict the post as a place for him to use his special talents and communications skills to help counter criticism of a foreign policy of drift and indecision.
Gergen offers himself as ‘‘another voice.” And few in the administration would dispute that Secretary of State Warren Christopher and the rest of Clinton’s foreign-policy are badly in need of good PR.
But many see the new job as a parking place for Gergen for the next six months, an endgame, a graceful exit as he completes his resume for a post-White House job. Gergen is known to be weighing various offers in academia and the news media.
His new job resulted from this week’s White House shakeup that saw budget director Leon Panctta replace Clinton’s boyhood friend, Mack McLarty, as chief of staff
McLarty got Gcrgen’s former job title — counselor to the president.
“David Gergen is a very talented person,” said Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., a senior Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “He’s always done a good job in putting the best face on policy. But it appears, given the short time of his tenure, that it’s something for David to do while he’s sort of working his way to the end of the year and on to what his responsibilities are going to be.”
It is a common practice for presidents to create vague but lofty-sounding assignments for loyal staffers who arc being moved aside.
For instance, when then-Presidcnt George Bush replaced chief of staff Samuel Skinner in 1992 with James A. Baker III, he said Skinner was leaving to become “general chairman of the Republican National Committee” It was a finc-soundingjob — with essentially no responsibilities.
Hired a year ago to help Clinton recover from early presidential trouble, Gergen was a key player in Clinton’s budget and North American Free Trade Agreement battles.
But the former aide to Republican Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan had been eclipsed in recent months.
He ran afoul of Hillary Rodham Clinton on hcalth-carc legislation And he was becoming isolated by his Republican heritage in a Democratic White House in a midterm election year
“It will be an increasingly partisan environment,” said Clinton political strategist Paul Bcgala He praised Gcr-gcn for "taking a very difficult assignment” instead of coasting for his remaining days
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Headen dropped from TCLESE job short list
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen is no longer in the running for the position of executive director for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education in Austin.
According to Headen the people making the selection narrowed the number of candidates to four people, and he “did not make the cut.”
“I am disappointed a little but I am not just heartbroken. It’s one of those things that just wasn’t meant to be,” said Headen.
In past interviews Headen said he was encouraged to send his resume to the commission. He
explained he was not sure whether he would have accepted the position if it was offered.
Headen has been employed as New Braunfels police chief for four years. He said he will continue with city business as usual just as he has been doing while the selection of the final four candidates was under way.
“We haven’t hardly missed any licks,” he said.
The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education serves as the primary licensing agency for police officers. The commission is directed by a 13-member board which includes nine regular members and four ex-officio members.
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