City Council 2/18 to discuss budget cutbacks – show your support for the library!

Library users and Supporters:

Most of you may be aware that the City of El Cerrito is going through an “everything is on the table” budget review process. One of the things “on the table” is something near and dear to all of us – The extended hours, seven days per week operation of the El Cerrito Library. 

If having seven day per week access to our library, and the resulting increased number of programs, is important to you, please come to the Tuesday, February 18 El Cerrito City Council meeting and tell the Council why.

The February 18 Council meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at the El Cerrito City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530, beginning at 7:00 pm. At this meeting the City staff will present the mid-year budget adjustments for City Council approval as well as the completed Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

To speak during the agenda item 7.B. FY 2019-20 Mid-Year Budget Update, please come early enough to fill out a speakers card available in the council.

FYI: In the upcoming council Agenda Item 7.C. Discussion of City Events the City Council will also discuss possible city event cancellation including the City of El Cerrito & worldOne 4th of July Festival.

Please come to this meeting and “speak your piece” to let your opinion count.

On Jan 21st, the City Manager provided a budget update to the City Council and outlined some upcoming opportunities for our community to participate in shaping the future of our City.

The City staff is expected to work on updating the City website to include our budget presentations, information from the Town Hall meeting for those that can’t be in attendance, as well as City Council presentations. Please keep checking the page for updated information.

Thank you.
Al Miller, President, El Cerrito Library Foundation

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