Marty Blum



James L. Armstrong

City Administrator


Grant House

Mayor Pro Tempore

Das Williams

Ordinance Committee Chair

Stephen P. Wiley

City Attorney

Roger L. Horton

Finance Committee Chair


Iya G. Falcone

Dale Francisco
Helene Schneider

City Hall

735 Anacapa Street


FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008, 1:30 P.M.



ORDER OF BUSINESS:  Regular meetings of the Ordinance Committee begin at 12:30 p.m.  Regular meetings of the Finance Committee begin at 1:00 p.m.  The regular City Council and Redevelopment Agency meetings begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. 


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The City Clerk has on Thursday, April 17, 2008, posted this agenda in the Office of the City Clerk, on the City Hall Public Notice Board on the outside balcony of City Hall, and on the Internet.




1.                  Subject:  Recommended Operating And Capital Budget For Fiscal Year 2009  (230.05)

Recommendation:  That Council hold a public hearing and work session on the City Administrator's Recommended Operating and Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2009.