Elections for special districts throughout Delta County are scheduled for May 8. But only one -- Delta County Memorial Hospital -- has a sufficient number of candidates to trigger an election. All others have cancelled their elections, citing no more candidates than offices to be filled.
For the hospital board, six candidates have declared interest in the three four-year terms to be filled: Bruce Mixter, Wayne Wolf, Doug Speedie, Tammy Smith, Robert Stechert and Dick Gilmore. Jim Briscoe, Dory Funk and Bill Hellman are coming off the hospital board.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.