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Council Members Host Budget Workshop Session
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The end of the fiscal year is fast approaching and Escalon City Council members are looking at putting a new spending plan in place.

A Budget Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday night, June 24 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at 2060 McHenry Ave., and will also be available for remote attendance. You can virtually join in the City Council meetings using your computer, tablet or smartphone. Go to to view the meeting.

Escalon City Manager Tammy Alcantor said the workshop is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“A special meeting will be held after at 7 p.m. to adopt the budget,” Alcantor said, provided there are no major questions or concerns.

The city’s new fiscal year begins on Wednesday, July 1. Look for an online update regarding the budget workshop from The Times following the June 24 session.

In addition, a Monday night, June 22 meeting, was called for discussion of a possible rescheduling of the city’s Park Fete celebration. It was hosted after press time for The Times; and Mayor Robert Swift said the meeting itself was rescheduled so he was unsure of how many would be able to attend. The hope is for a scaled back version of Park Fete, possibly in the fall, depending on the status of social distancing and mass gatherings as we get closer to that time.

Alcantor said the city has also not made a decision on a couple of recreational programs, still hoping they can be offered in some form.

“No final decision on the pool or (youth) soccer; still holding out hope that we will get to have some season,” Alcantor said.

If the pool can be open soon, she said they hope to salvage a couple of sessions of swimming lessons along with having recreational swimming for area families.