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October 18, 2017

Money talks–retirement matters

In my last blog we began exploring the public-sector pension crisis.  There is in fact a pension crisis being felt in both the private and public pension plans but our discussion will focus on just the public sector.  Let’s begin this entry with a warning: unless you are a numbers person even a general discussion… Read More

October 16, 2017

Money talks–thoughts on the City’s Budget

Madera City Hall Building

For those who are interested in learning more, this blog entry is an extension of an article recently published by The Madera Tribune. I’ve been in the City Management profession a little over 40 years. One of the things that has not changed during that time is the difficult choices cities make between paying for… Read More