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Cathedral City Budget Meeting

Thalia Hayden

Cathedral City Budget Meeting

CREATED Apr. 5, 2012

CATHEDRAL CITY - Cathedral City residents had a chance to voice their concerns to deep cuts to the city's budget. Cuts, the City Manager says there is no way around.

It was a packed room at the Cathedral City Library, as the City Manager explained why the city is financally strapped.

This was the first of three community meetings being held to provide information on the city's budget status.

Cathedral City Mayor Kathy Derosa says it's going to get worse, before it gets better.

"In the next two years, we'll be $12 million behind what we would've gotten in the general fund, had redevelopment not gone away," says Derosa.

Even though no final decisions regarding have been made, the City Manager says they're looking at 25% cuts to everything in the general fund, and that inculdes the police and fire departments. The final budget is due July 1, 2012.

If you'd like to attend the next public meeting:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

6PM - 7:30PM

Doral Desert Princess Resort

Oleander Room

67967 Vista Chino

Cathedral City, CA

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

6PM - 7:30PM

James Workman Middle School Lunchroom

69300 30th Avenue

Cathedral City, CA