CEO says aim is charting path for years ahead
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.
World Services desperate for money
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.
Unions had favored employee raises
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.
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.
Ordinance would give taxis flexibility to compete with Uber
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.
Raised permit fees on 2015 budget
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.
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.
1,880 workers said eligible
One-time bonuses ranging from $500 to $1,000 have been suggested for full-time Little Rock employees next year.
Partnership’s Priest proud of MacArthur Park projects
Sharon Priest, longtime executive director of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, will retire at the end of January, the organization announced Monday.