City Manager David Garcia honestly explains seriousness of budget deficit to the Chula Vista City Council 11/1/07.

 

Maria Kachadoorian, Director of Finance/Treasurerand Budget Director Ed Van Eenoo explain how the budget deficit came about 11/1/07.

 

Ed Van Eenoo explains ways staff has come up with to increase the cityís revenue 11/1/07.

 

City Manager David Garcia explains what he believes is necessary to balance the budget 11/1/07.

 

11/1/07 Chula Vista Employees Association (CVEA) members present alternatives to Lay offs

 

Some interesting comments and questions in the media about the budget situation and the choices being suggested for savings:

1.     August 27, 2007 Boom to Bust

2.     August 30, 2007 Is there a Structural Problem?

3.     Last two letters to the editor (8/30/07)

4.     October 12, 2007, NBCNEWS

5. November 8, 2007 Chula Vistaís budget cuts donít have to be this way

6.November 16, 2007 Steve Padilla in La Prensa