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Mountain View balances budget, but stands to lose millions if shelter orders are extended

Original post made on May 13, 2020

The city of Mountain View is projecting a balanced budget this year despite facing the same big losses in tax revenue that are forcing drastic cuts in neighboring cities. But that could change if the county's shelter order is extended.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 1:41 PM

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Posted by Bored M
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 13, 2020 at 3:47 am

This is a good article. Let's us know the situation.

Glad to hear that Mountain View is weathering the storm decently for now.

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Posted by SRB
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on May 13, 2020 at 2:22 pm

@Mountain View Voice - Did the City share the projected total cost of the raises adopted two weeks ago (one week before getting financial update)?

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Posted by The guy
a resident of another community
on May 14, 2020 at 12:43 pm


My understanding is the raises were already budgeted for as they are every time. It takes months and sometimes years for a city to negotiate raises with union groups. Once they come to an agreement such as 2% for the next 3 years the city budgets for it, hence how they were able to balance the budget.

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Posted by SRB
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on May 14, 2020 at 1:54 pm

@The guy

Regardless of how the raises were arrived to (and they were approved a mere few weeks ago), do you know ho much cost they're adding to the 20-21 budget?

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