Category Archives: City Budget

Surging pension costs push more California cities toward bankruptcy

By Dan Walters | From one end of California to the other, hundreds of cities are facing a tsunami of pension costs that officials say is forcing them to reduce vital services and could drive some—perhaps many—into functional insolvency or … Continue reading

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Forget filling potholes — pensions are about to absorb all available city funds

CITY COUNCIL TAKE NOTE: Fullerton’s budget process hasn’t yet been completed and already the numbers are most likely obsolete. This editorial was published today in one of the state’s best pro-pension-reform newspapers, the East Bay Times: More pension rate hikes … Continue reading

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Watch last night’s city council budget study session

Link to this video and the meeting agenda on the city’s website: http://fullerton.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=869

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Tonight’s budget study session will be in the Council Chamber

Our previous post on the budget session had the wrong location. It’s being held in the Council Chamber in City Hall and will start at 6:00 pm. It will be broadcast on Channel 3 as well as recorded for future … Continue reading

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Mayor’s mini ‘State of the City’ presentation is this Thursday

This is a reminder that Fullerton Mayor Bruce Whitaker will be presenting a mini “State of the City” address this Thursday evening, April 27 at the Library Conference Center. This free event is designed for those who could not attend … Continue reading

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City managers concerned pensions will cause more municipal bankruptcies

By Daniel Borenstein, East Bay Times | Lodi City Manager Steve Schwabauer worries about his town’s fiscal solvency — and estimates roughly a third of California’s municipalities are in the same position because of rising pension costs. Nancy Kerry, city … Continue reading

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Special city council budget workshop tomorrow night

Tomorrow night (Tuesday) will be the third special council meeting devoted to studying the city’s budget. It starts at 6:00 pm. If you can’t attend, you can’t watch it on cable this time because it’s being held in the Library … Continue reading

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Worried about the national debt? It’s even worse for our cities.

By Charles Blain, The Hill | Ignorance toward local government issues is a plague that has the power to take down our country. Across America, there’s too much focus on the D.C. Beltway, rather than the cities and towns where … Continue reading

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Watch last night’s special city council meeting on the budget

Last night’s second budget workshop was short. If you weren’t able to be there in person to enjoy the fun, you can watch it here:  

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Don’t miss tonight’s special city council workshop on the budget

Tonight will be the second special city council meeting devoted to the budget. It starts at 6:30 pm in the council chamber. If you can’t attend, you can watch the meeting on cable channel 3. To follow along with the … Continue reading

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