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Budget Workshop Set For Wednesday Night

Two sessions of the Escalon City Council are planned for this evening, Wednesday, June 20, with the first one featuring a Budget Workshop, set for 6 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 2060 McHenry Ave.

City Manager Tammy Alcantor said the workshop will include a time for public comment and a comprehensive overview of the proposed 2018-19 budget. Questions, suggestions and comments will also be taken during a discussion on the proposal once the overview is complete.

The workshop is scheduled for one hour; then the council will meet in a special City Council meeting, convening at 7 p.m. in council chambers. The regular meeting of Monday, June 18 was cancelled – the special Wednesday night session will include several items on the consent calendar that will be dealt with prior to the budget. Among those items are appointing an applicant to serve as the city’s representative to the San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District for a two-year term, approving a resolution establishing an appropriation limit for fiscal year 2018-19 and approving a resolution calling for a Consolidated Municipal General Election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Following staff communications and a time for matters from the audience, a public hearing will be held on the proposed city budget.

“I do expect we will also adopt it,” Alcantor said of having the spending plan in place ahead of the July 1 start of the new fiscal year.