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Back to the Avenue

August 20, 2021
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Now that El Cerrito has gotten through a tough budget year and we’ve hopefully seen progress on COVID-19, it’s time to finally turn our attention to the center and heart of our community — San Pablo Avenue — and begin assisting and enhancing our businesses and developments so we can improve our city and our long-term financial sustainability.

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Mayor Fadelli Statement – El Cerrito Passes a City Budget — JUNE 22 2021

June 26, 2021
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Last year, I said that when we get to passing a budget for the new Fiscal Year — I probably won’t have any friends left. Well, this is that time — when no one is completely happy.

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EVEN IN TOUGH FISCAL TIMES KEEP SUPPORTING OUR LIBRARY

June 7, 2021
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I voted against the motion to cut library hours at the June 1 Council meeting.  I was very upset by the vote, and would support re-establishing the cut library hours from the budget. The financial situation in El Cerrito has presented many difficult decisions for Council members and staff.  In order to get to financial […]

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The Adventure Ahead at EL Cerrito Plaza BART

May 17, 2021
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(from May 4 City Council Meeting) Well, we have an adventure ahead of us! It will be a BIG adventure – but I believe it will be a good long term positive for El Cerrito and our residents.  A defining time for our city. Make no mistake – there are a lot of hurdles and […]

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Financial Update – October 2020

October 21, 2020
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Final budget vote. Oct 6, 2020 After many months of reviewing similar city budget numbers and themes, we may be moving tonight to pass the ‘20 – ‘21 budget. That’s good news! Hopefully it will become clear to our residents — and financial scrutinizers — that this City Council is resolved to take action on […]

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Financial Update – August 2020

August 27, 2020
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City Council has recently set the course for El Cerrito’s finances going forward with a strategy that will eventually begin accruing reserves by 2023 or 2024 — depending upon circumstances with the recession and Covid -19. The approach focuses on cuts and a 3-year recovery, so that important services residents like will not be decimated. […]

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