Town Square

Post a New Topic

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)

Like this comment
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.

Like this comment
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.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Food Party! 420
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,658 views

What Are Your Gifts that Must Be Shared?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 733 views


Best Of Mountain View ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Mountain View" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Mountain View Voice.