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Getting El Cerrito Back on Track

August 10, 2020
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2020 has brought so many challenges we never imagined. Many more problems lie ahead.

Even before the Coronavirus outbreak earlier this year, and its resulting economic downturn and job losses, our past budgetary decisions in El Cerrito set the stage for a tough course ahead. Recent actions on the budget and service cuts are beginning to get El Cerrito back on track. But it sure won’t be easy.

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Black Lives Matter in El Cerrito

June 11, 2020
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There is so much to say about the death by police of George Floyd. Problem is…it has all been said many times before. You just have to say the names to understand.

In the middle of a pandemic, the worst economic catastrophe since the great depression and a racist President that, his military generals agree, tries to divide the country, our El Cerrito City Council said George Floyd mattered all the more.

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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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El Cerrito’s Economic Issues Complicated By Covid-19

March 31, 2020
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Comments made at March 25, City Council meeting where Council passed ordinance to provide short-term protection against evictions of renters due to ramifications of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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I was elected to be El Cerrito’s new Mayor Pro Tem for 2020

December 18, 2019
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Click to read my statement on becoming Mayor Pro Tem…

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