This Silicon Valley town is doubling its housing; residents are crying foul
“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because and only when, they are created by everybody” – Jane Jacobs The General Plan is more than a legal underpinning for land use decisions; it reflects the community’s … Continued
Q: What is the proposed FY 21 budget for general fund “operating revenues”? Background: Have you ever wondered how much “operating revenue” the general fund takes in? This would seem like an easy question, but it isn’t. The reason it is … Continued
On Oct 12, 2018, at 7:46 PM, Phil Koen Dear Town Council Members, I am writing to you on behalf of a number of concerned residents of the Town. In reviewing Items 4, 5 and 6 on the October 16 … Continued
To Members of the General Plan Advisory Committee The issue we have is the same we’ve had for 3 years: a lack of transparency and forthrightness has again been authorized by Staff. Misstated information produces mistaken assumptions, wasting the time … Continued
The mid-year budget report does not provide an explanation as to why the current year’s total department expenditures are projected to increase 16.7% over the prior year level. That is an increase of $5,340,288.
October 24, 2018 Dear Mayor Rennie, Thank you for your reply to my email. I was surprised to learn you have been aware for years of the purposeful overstatement of salary and benefits expenditures by millions of dollars in the … Continued
Why would you give more of your money to a government which purposely inflates its salary budget in the millions of dollars to mislead you into thinking more revenues are needed? Answer – you wouldn’t (if you knew the … Continued