Jay Stooksberry and Mary Cooper were recently appointed to the Delta Planning Commission. Cooper was appointed to the planning commission after serving out the remainder of Gerald Roberts' term after he was elected to the Delta City Council. A second vacancy was filled after council interviewed two applicants and voted unanimously to appoint Stooksberry.
The other planning commission members are Lynn Williams, chairman; Mark Lee, vice chairman; and commissioners Carl Jahn, Richard Simmons and Virginia Alexander. The seven-member commission meets on the first Monday of every month, unless there is no business to conduct.
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.