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Despite budget hit, city better off than expected

Original post made on Aug 2, 2009

Now that California has an official budget — signed today by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger — city staffers say cuts to Mountain View are not as bad as originally expected, but the city is not out of the water yet.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 1:48 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by Proud Sierra Club Member, a resident of Rex Manor
on Aug 2, 2009 at 9:49 am

Please do not take any more money from Parks & Rec but make staff reductions through-out the city, including police and especially fire. I'm tired of reading how you pay outrageous salaries and benefits to City Employees then use fuzzy logic to increase fees! Retired Fire Firefighters making $120,000 plus in retirement beginning at age of 51. PLEASE!!!
We deserve better!


Posted by Ah, a resident of Whisman Station
on Aug 4, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Ah another resident that has no clue how well off they have it with high quality employees that this city has. Lower the staffing in any of the departments and lower the salary and benefits you pay these employee equals poor quality of living for you and me. Reduced response time to your families medical needs, more crime with less officers on the street and your parks that you so love will be taken over by alcholics and gangs. Your lucky they are too lazy to walk out to Shoreline Park and just stay in Rengstorff where the rangers and police can monitoring them.

If you want to complain about something complain about "programs" that are just there to make people feel good. Employees playing soccer with kids or Summer Movie Night (hey get a Netflix account) or worst yet...buying a church that is only going to benefit a very very very small few in this community.

Note to those making the decision...can you spend some money on a project that is going to create some funds to the city and benefit the city? How about letting Google make their hotel they wanted to run and the city letting them without all the restrictions. Do you release that if they built that it would be completely booked for almost two years straight just because it is the GOOGLE Hotle or the G or whatever they might call it. Shoreline Concerts would double the number of concerts they could book because there would be an after party at this hotel by the entertainers. If the city things big then they would hiring more police and fire fighters and not worrying about how to cut benefits and how to reduce the tree triming, street cleaning, and street repair schedule. We have so much money that they city could have under passes built for the train tracks even before the super express trains arrive. Just a rant from someone that knows how important a strong employee base is.


Posted by sleep-deprived, a resident of The Crossings
on Aug 6, 2009 at 9:48 am

I have an idea for revenue:
Enact a noise ordinance and collect large fines from violators,
especially late-night noise makers.


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