When virtually any city or county within California has tried to make budget projections, the “elephant in the closet” is always unfunded liabilities. These financial obligations to pension and medical funds of retirees are a major force to be reckoned with. Also to be factored in are long term infrastructure expenditures needed to fix roads, paint buildings, replace roofs, and maintain recreational facilities, sewers, and other […]
“Now watch what you say or they’ll be calling you a radical, liberal, fanatical, criminal”, The Logical Song by Super Tramp You knew it was going to happen. During a heated discussion on urban planning with Concord’s Downtown Ad Hoc Steering Committee (DAHSC) a frustrated member blurted out that my viewpoint should not be taken seriously […]
Concord is a the city needs new leadership. The old guard that has been running Concord’s City Council has been taxing and spending recklessly. Concord does not need to have its current sales tax of 8.75 percent. The tax just supports inefficient, spendthrift government.
The victims of the City of Concord’s austerity program have been City workers. They have taken reductions in pay, pension fund contributions, and now 13 furlough days. It is no wonder that Union Teamsters Local 856, which represents many City of Concord employees, held a protest rally Friday morning at the Corporation Yard in Concord […]
The Todos Santos Business Association of downtown retailers, and the City of Concord will chat up deployment of parking meters around Todos Santos plaza to help raise revenue to fund events and activities at the Plaza. Revenue would be earmarked for the farmers market, concerts, and other programs. The meeting begins May 9 at 7:45 […]
The continuous political drumbeat in favor of the dissolution of the Mount Diablo Health Care District has the right finale but the totally wrong beat. There is plenty of outrage but it has been incorrectly focused and that in it self is outrageous.
Concord City Council ponders its central role in aftermath of inevitable dissolution of Mt Diablo Health Care District.