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News - April 26, 2019

Budget proposes more transportation staff, pension payments

Shikada looks to increase general fund budget by 9.5% but still cut almost 10 full-time positions

by Gennady Sheyner

Palo Alto plans to freeze four Police Department positions, raise its stake in employee pensions and take a less central role in Project Safety Net (a community collaboration to promote youth well-being) under a budget that City Manager Ed Shikada presented Monday night.

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Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@paweekly.com.


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Posted by Meg Portle
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Apr 24, 2019 at 1:11 am

The thing that the city of Palo Alto has to know about dreams is: they'll tell you when they're ready to end. In regards to these proposals, every day of marching we wear our boots. Let your light shine.


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Posted by Marj
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Apr 24, 2019 at 11:02 am

Thank You, Thank you, Thank you! It is about time someone sees the light and realizes how top heavy things are at City Hall. I am happy to see that the City Manager, Mr. Shikada, realizes that and is doing something about it.

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Posted by Neal
a resident of Community Center
on Apr 24, 2019 at 4:52 pm

Neal is a registered user.

It's a good start, but so much more needs to be done to be "fiscally sustainable."

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