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Monday, June 6, 2011

San Leandro Set to Adopt Budget Despite Steep Cuts in Other Cities


PLEASANTON IN THE BLACK, OAKLAND IS NOT; SAN LEANDRO STABILIZES ITS ECONOMY
San Leandro is set to be one of the first municipalities in the East Bay to approve a fiscal budget for 2011-12.  Its City Council was also relatively speedy in adopting last year's budget despite far more tougher discussion. Other cities are not so quick. Hayward and Fremont, with far larger deficits are still in early discussions, although most documents are not due until the end of this month. Alameda County is also scheduled to adopt a budget June 24 to shore up a deficit at nearly $140 million after a series of budget hearings that same week.

A look at San Leandro's fiscal health in terms of deficits in relations to neighboring East Bay cities shows the city is sitting out on another round of excruciating cuts to staff and services, which has plagued its ability to function efficiently. Oakland, with a whopping deficit estimated at $58 million has been in discussions with its new mayor Jean Quan. Recently, steep cuts to the city's libraries roiled Oakland's residents.

The cities to the east are facing better success in wiggling out of the Great Recession. In the graphic above, Pleasanton is the only city not facing a deficit. Dublin and Livermore, which calculate biennial budget forecasts are also showing improvement from a year ago.

Although San Leandro's budget deficit for next year is relatively paltry as opposed to other cities and its own performance over the past four years, the secret to its relative stability is not anything specifically innovative. If anything, many note, San Leandro make deep cuts to its staff and hammered a pension reform agreement with its employee unions well before it became an issue of discontent toward organized labor. It may have hit a sweet spot in performing as a city government with the lowest common denominator in terms of service, but far from the level of help it once offered in better economic times.
-STEVEN TAVARES

27 comments :

are you liberal homosexual communists can lick cassidys sweaty ball sack for getting us out of debt. And he didn't even take any pay. all the crybabies look look stupid now

Cassidy did squat. All the heavy lifting was done the last 4 years.
Cassidy will look like a chump before his term is over

thank god we dumped shit head Santos. Nothing like a democrat to bring a city down brick by brick. Liberals are a joke! Haha!!! long live king Cassidy!!

thank god whitey is in charge. Now we can hopefully get on track like our white brothers in Pleasanton!

Fully support both above comments.

Manuel

The San Leandro budget was balanced only because of deep cuts in the last 2 years before Cassidy became Mayor, and the 1/4 cent sales tax increase that Cassidy opposed, but the voters passed with a 61% vote. It had nothing to do with Cassidy, but happened despite Cassidy. BTW, Cassidy is a liberal Democrat that created division on the school board and nothing was accomplished until he left the Board. Now with the new School Board and a new Superintendent the scores are rising. When Cassidy was on the Board the scores went down.

In response to the firt comment - will Cassidy host "Teabagging with the Mayor"?

Hey-how'd the poster above get an advance copy of the next DNC agenda?

easy. Democrats Are predictible, "feel bad for ol blacky", homosexuals

Grow up and post something informative--you must be infantile and insecure with all your name-calling!

From the city finance manager

The $128 million total operating budget features a general fund, at $78 million, still struggling to reach more robust levels from earlier in the past decade. Over $1.2 million in targeted cuts to various departments were used to even the city's books, but Vesely cautioned the city has done little but maintained last year's budget already loaded with significant reductions in staff and services.

"It is because the city council made a some very difficult decisions in preceding years that we have this budget," she said. Twenty percent of the city work force has been reduced over the past three years along with labor concession made by its employee unions. Many of the cities facing large deficits for 2011-12 such as Fremont are just now facing those same thorny discussions with its employees and residents.

No where does she say that the budget is balanced because the fat sweaty red haired guy did anything

that fat sweaty ginger was picked unanimously among educated non knuckle dragging san leandrans, so you can suck it. You must be a nigger

Above poster is a communist. It's called freedom of speech jack off. Get the fuck out of my country

Real intelligent post. It's called racism! Do you also belong to the KKK? I'm proud of the diversity in San Leandro and love it here. If you don't, maybe you should move to a less diverse State!

if the people of Oakland want their budget to be like pleasantons than there's only one solution. Racial cleansing. Only if the whites take Oakland back will it have a chance of being a civilized city

Anon above, have you been following the census results. Caucasians will in a few years be a minority across the USA. If you don't embrace diversity and learn to enjoy it--you should move to a different country.

But it is true that the most prosperous and lowest crime rate cities, towns, and districts are ones where whites are the majority. that truth must burn like a hot ciggerete but in your eye

The truth is when San Leandro was whiter our crime rate was higher than now, when it is more diverse. Burn baby burn.

Uh ya because more blacks were stealing our shit and running back to Oakland, numbskull. I'm not making a debate, I'm stating a fact when I say the white majority cities have less crime and are more prosperous than cities where the majority is black. I know this is a radical concept in liberal fairy land but in the real world it's ridiculously obvious.

Manuel, if you don't like San Leandro, why are you still here?

Some one has to save this city from the niggers. I AM that man.

Manuel

Manuel why do you keep using the N word if you're not racist?

Steven Tavares= bitch made nigger lover.


Manuel

Manuel, I now believe a conservative teenager is using your name!

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