The next City Council Meeting will be at 5pm on June 1, 2021. The packet is here. The agenda includes the Budget for 21/22 and the TRAN!. The Tran paperwork starts at page 61 and the Budget paperwork starts on page 174.
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This is a very important meeting and we encourage everyone to attend and make public comment. It is best if you can make it in person but if you cannot you can send it your comment to the city clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. You should write in the subject line the item number on the agenda 7A for the TRAN and 7B for the financial update and 7C for the 21/22 budget. You can also write in not on the agenda if your comment is for something else.
Please note this meeting starts at 5pm!
A few talking points
A few potential talking points
When is City Council going to demand real data? There are no structural cuts included in this budget. At the last town hall meeting the Mayor requested a list of cuts.
Is the Council okay with waiting until September to even get a list of cuts? That is what was stated in the last FAB meeting.
Is El Cerrito going to make structural cuts or just ride the bailout money for a bit? Is there going to be a real effort to get community response if there are cuts?
Are Council Members confident with the information provided for the TRAN financing?
The 5 year budget shows an immediate decline. Are council members going to continue to kick the can down the road?