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City budget relatively painless this year

Original post made on Jun 9, 2011

If the city's unions can agree this week to trim compensation hikes next year by $500,000 it appears that the city will enjoy a bit of a break from major budget troubles, thanks in part to new lease money from Google.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 9, 2011, 11:38 AM

Comments (2)

Posted by resident, a resident of Waverly Park
on Jun 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Hmm - "there's no point in having reserves if you don't use them."
and something I read earlier to the effect of "we should spend the Google money now while it has more buying power".

I'd like to think reserves are for unexpected expenditures, not something to spend because it's there. Likewise, just because we got money from Google doesn't mean we have find something to spend it on.

I don't know how long the average reader has been living in Mountain View, but I've only been here a few years and have reached the conclusion that it's a great place to live, but not worth the $1,300 a month in taxes.

Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 12, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Very informative and thorough article. Keep up the good work, MV Voice staff!

Can't the city just raise the fees on the golf course to make it break even? Seems a little odd we are paying for golfers while we cut school funding.

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