New Proposed Budget Book is out

The City Council has its next meeting on September 15, 2020, at 7 pm. Here is the link to the e-packet-the budget information starts on page 121. This is a lot of information to digest. The City continues to not disseminate this information in a manner that is accessible to a resident that does not haveContinue reading “New Proposed Budget Book is out”

Tessa Rudnick answers the budget questions

As I wrote recently ECCFRG asked all of the candidates a series of questions in regards to the budget crisis. Tessa Rudnick sent in her responses Tuesday. We did allow each candidate a brief bio space also. The words below are all the candidate’s except for when I repeat the question. We thank Tessa RunnickContinue reading “Tessa Rudnick answers the budget questions”

Arthur Yee responds to the budget questions

As I wrote recently ECCFRG asked all of the candidates a series of questions in regards to the budget crisis. Art Yee sent in his response yesterday. We did allow each candidate a brief bio space also. The words below are all the candidate’s except for when I repeat the question. We thank Art YeeContinue reading “Arthur Yee responds to the budget questions”

Do only 2 of the City Council Candidates care about the budget?

A few weeks ago we sent emails to all of the candidates for the El Cerrito City Council and asked them the following questions. What is your analysis of how the city became insolvent and what changes will you make to ensure it does not happen again? How will you independently verify staff budget projectionsContinue reading “Do only 2 of the City Council Candidates care about the budget?”

Jennifer Greel answers the budget questions

As I wrote recently ECCFRG asked all of the candidates a series of questions in regards to the budget crisis. Jennifer Greel sent in her response today. We did allow each candidate a brief bio space also. The words below are all the candidate’s except for when I repeat the question. We thank Jennifer GreelContinue reading “Jennifer Greel answers the budget questions”

El Cerrito Staff continue to show lack of transparency with the budget

Tomorrow September 1st at 430pm El Cerrito City Council is having a special budget meeting. They have not yet completed their 20/21 budget which started in July. For information on the meeting click here. The meeting is once again scheduled at a time that is not accessible for many residents. While I understand that some of thisContinue reading “El Cerrito Staff continue to show lack of transparency with the budget”

Paul Fadelli Response to Budget Questions

As I wrote in my last post ECCFRG has asked all of the candidates a series of questions in regards to the budget crisis. Paul Fadelli sent in his response today so he is the first post to go up. We did allow each candidate a brief bio space also. The words below are allContinue reading “Paul Fadelli Response to Budget Questions”

What are our City Council Candidates thoughts on the budget crisis?

For the first time in a long time, we have an election with mostly outsiders running. There is one incumbent running, Paul Fadelli, who is endorsed by the El Cerrito Democratic Club, but there are 7 additional candidates. In no particular order they are: Isis  Tessa Rudnick  Matt Burnham  Jennifer Greel  Lisa Motoyama  Arthur YeeContinue reading “What are our City Council Candidates thoughts on the budget crisis?”

Is El Cerrito Making Data Driven Financial Decisions?

This coming Tuesday, August 11th El Cerrito is having another meeting to discuss the budget. The consultants are recommending at least an additional 1.5 million dollars in cuts occur. Their recommendations are as follows: The problem with both the 1.5 million dollar number and the recommendations that are made is that there is no specificityContinue reading “Is El Cerrito Making Data Driven Financial Decisions?”