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Phelps Completes Busy Term as Nevada City Mayor

There will be a changing of the guard in Nevada City this evening. The term of Mayor Evans Phelps comes to an end tonight, and Council member Duane Strawser will take over. It’s been a busy year for Phelps, and she says being mayor is more than just banging a gavel at city council meetings…

Listen to Evans Phelps 1

Under her watch in the last twelve months, short term rentals known as air b-and-b’s have been okayed, an initiative was put before the voters to keep the fire station open, the Sugarloaf Trail was approved, and the city has been at odds with the county over the so-called ‘sphere of influence’. Phelps says she’s worked in the lodging industry so the air b-and-b issue was especially important to her, but there’s one other big accomplishment she’s proud of…

Listen to Evans Phelps 2

Strawser will officially take the reins at tonight’s City Council meeting. A Vice Mayor will be elected, and this will also be the last meeting for City Manager Mark Prestwich,who is leaving for another job. The meeting starts at 6:30 at City Hall on Broad Street.

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