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Alhambra balances budget for second year

Alhambra City Council approved Tuesday the 2013-2014 City Budget and Capital Improvements Plan. Alhambra has had a balanced budget for two years, according to Finance Department Director Paul Espinoza, who presented an overview of the city’s expenditures. More importantly, he said, this was possible without additional furloughs, layoffs, taxes, or dipping into reserves. The city has also raised its rainy day fund — a reserve of money saved for financial emergencies — to $11.9 million, a $2 million increase from the previous year.

Council members also acknowledged the service of Alhambra veterans. Councilwoman Barbara Messina encouraged residents to visit the American Legion Post 139 at 24 N. Stoneman Avenue to see a newly painted mural memorial.

Not able to attend the meeting? You can watch it in its entirety here.

City Council meets every second and fourth Monday of the month on the second floor of the City Hall: 111 S. First St., Alhambra, Calif., 91801. There will be a special meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. 

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  1. I wonder if they’ll ever bring back the summer jubilee or the concerts in the park.

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