This is an intriguing narrative that offers action-by-actions taken by the Angels Camp City Council to combat a quarter million dollar budget deficit. 

Most of the times, I see reports that speak in the broadest generalizations. Used to spark interest and fear, I often find myself looking for more information. But in this case, the minutia is discussed, where they cut $1,000, where they decided to spend $345.

It’s fascinating, and worth a couple of minute view.

From the Calaveras Enterprise:

The Angels Camp City Council may vote on a budget at its Nov. 16 meeting, and spent the morning Tuesday discussing ways to climb out of the nearly $268,000 hole the city is in.

Now that memorandums of understanding with bargaining units in the city (including a last offer imposed on non-exempt employees after negotiations came to an impasse), the city was able to more clearly make its budget projections. The city is four months into fiscal year 2010-11, and city Finance Officer Melisa Ralston said Tuesday that, as it’s projected, the city is $267,789 in the red.

However, the city was able to fill a portion of that hole during its budget workshop Tuesday, and will hold discussions before the City Council meeting with three city groups to see if more can be cut.

Read the full article here.