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El Cerrito Council Candidates 2020

October 30, 2020
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Learn about the candidates before you vote! Join us for a forum of candidates running for El Cerrito City Council during the 2020 General election, which will be held on November 3rd.

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East Bay Times Endorses Fadelli for City Council

October 30, 2020
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El Cerrito needs council members who understand city finances and are not afraid to make tough and substantial budget-cutting decisions. … Of the eight candidates vying for three seats, the standout is business professor William Ktsanes, who would bring desperately needed financially savvy to the council. For the other two spots, we recommend Lisa Motoyama, […]

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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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El Cerrito Finance Update – June 2020

June 8, 2020
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El Cerrito to borrow nearly $9 million to avert fiscal crisis

The council voted 5-0 to authorize borrowing $8.5 million and up to $8.9 million for the 2020-21 fiscal year because it anticipates a shortfall in mid-December.

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Support Local Placemaking, Our Restaurants

June 8, 2020
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By Paul FadelliMayor Pro Tem, City El Cerrito During these difficult times, restaurants everywhere are in dire straits…and that includes El Cerrito. The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) estimates that as many as 5-7 million restaurant workers may lose their jobs due to the COVID-19 crisis. In El Cerrito, most restaurants are providing only […]

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