Tuesday, March 3, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Vacaville poised to lose $3.8M in reserves

By
From page A5 | April 12, 2014 |

VACAVILLE — The city’s general fund is poised to take a major hit as Vacaville prepares to return $3.8 million to its former redevelopment agency.

Staff presentations during a previous City Council meeting indicate that the action will shrink the city’s 2014-15 estimated general fund reserve from approximately 20 percent down to below 15 percent, which will fall below the council’s mandated threshold.

The city was put on verbal notice by the state that the multimillion-dollar transaction between the city and its former redevelopment agency needed to be reversed. The city is waiting for a written letter confirming the needed action, said City Manager Laura Kuhn.

Kuhn said it stems back to 2011, the year prior to the dissolution of redevelopment agencies across the state. Cities during that time moved forward with transactions to protect their interests. The city in a previous year had loaned its redevelopment agency $3.8 million to buy the Nut Tree property. The agency paid back the loan during that “clawback” year.

The state says the city has to give that money back to the redevelopment agency, Kuhn said.

“I’m hoping we can negotiate some terms of payment that will be more comfortable to the city,” she said, as opposed to a lump-sum return.

When the state eliminated redevelopment agencies, it required that redevelopment dollars be divided among local agencies, including local schools and special districts.

How much or when the city could get that money back is up in the air. The city will be put in line with other redevelopment obligations.

Reach Susan Winlow at 427-6955 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/swinlowdr.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 9 comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • Tax PayerApril 12, 2014 - 4:59 am

    wow we go from 20% to 15% reserve due to Redevelopment money in the coffers. City workers have they pay reduced 8.82% during this time. We are being hurt by Redevelopment money being returned to the state. Why doesn't this city reduce some services so that all in the city feel the pain? I can think of one: Fire Paramedic program is in the red each year $2-3 million dollars. We have the "Cadillac" plan where our fire personnel man the paramedic trucks at an average rate of $115,000 in pay each year plus benefits plus PERS retirement. All other cities have an outside paramedic service that actually gives the cities money back each year. The city workers are not responsible for this but are paying for it.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Tax Payer has an agendaApril 12, 2014 - 11:32 pm

    ...this comment brought to you by Medic Ambulance. Greedily looking to take over Vacaville, since 1979.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Tax Payer/ Concerned residentApril 13, 2014 - 5:42 am

    Incorrect, just a concerned tax payer wondering why the powerful fire union has the council and mayor in it's pocket. That can be the only reason this has gone on for so long.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • The MisterApril 12, 2014 - 8:08 am

    The Mayor and the City Council (who were also the Redevelopment Board) and the City staff really screwed over the people of Vacaville and the working City employees. How the Mayor or any of these incumbents could ever run again for public service is beyond me. They sold out the City so they would have nice projects around town to tout when they ran for re-election (or to help their development buddies). Well, they've certainly got a legacy now. Just shameful... absolutely shameful. I'm sure you could pick the next 5 people on the street to lead Vacaville and they would do a much better job than these professional politicians. Just shameful.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Rick WoodApril 12, 2014 - 12:46 pm

    It was worth a try. Why can't a city get its loans to another agency paid back!?! Certainly there were abuses of state redevelopment law by cities, but the meat-axe change imposed by the state is scandalous and irresponsible. A low point for the state and especially the Democrats who championed the law while controlling the wheels of state government.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • A Massive Hippy Hippy Shakedown from all sides of the issue?April 12, 2014 - 2:23 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqCuruudpRs

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • I am telling you now... You can not give away the Goddies without paying for them, someone always pays a priceApril 12, 2014 - 2:31 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8zCEkI7mdU

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Mr. PracticalApril 12, 2014 - 3:11 pm

    Rick, you are exactly right. The state threw the baby out with the bath water. Brown was attempting to balance the state's budget on the backs of municipalities. It could very well amount to less tax revenue to the state long term. Meanwhile, quality of life deteriorates in cities and counties. It was interesting that Brown championed the death of redevelopment when he was a major proponent while mayor of Oakland.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • MATTY T BAND BLUE JEAN BLUESApril 12, 2014 - 6:51 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sfZwW3blvI

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

 
 
Fairfield police seek help to ID injured bicyclist

By Jess Sullivan | From Page: A5

 
College looks at Measure Q project changes

By Susan Winlow | From Page: A5

 
Robots, raucous businessmen set to arrive on big screen

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A7

Bridge work to shut down Highway 12 east of Rio Vista

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A5

 
Caltrans reschedules work on J-Mack Ferry

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A5

 
Highway 12 Association to meet this month

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A5

 
State schedules work on Highway 12

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A5

.

US / World

GOP vote to endorse gay group is momentous but incremental

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Netanyahu assails Iran deal, touts US-Israel ties

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
‘Naty’ Revuelta, who had daughter with Fidel Castro, dies

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Pakistan police arrest parents refusing kids’ polio vaccine

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn’t see his killer

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Storms bring up nearly 3 feet of snow to Lake Tahoe

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
4 people killed, 4 others injured in California car crash

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Federal study: Foster kids struggle to get health screenings

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Mom convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Well-liked photo teacher found dead in California classroom

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Budget standoff leaves California college hopefuls in limbo

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2, 2 Comments | Gallery

Military judge orders overseer of Gitmo cases replaced

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Snowy Boston starts removing parking-space savers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
.

Opinion

Israelis worry about inequality, not Iran

By Daniel Gordis | From Page: A11, 1 Comment

 
Editorial cartoon: March 3-4, 2015

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A11

Minority outreach that works

By Jennifer Rubin | From Page: A11, 1 Comment

 
.

Living

.

Entertainment

Sara Gilbert welcomes baby boy with wife Linda Perry

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Judge: CeeLo Green in compliance with probation in drug case

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Clive Owen to make Broadway debut in Pinter’s ‘Old Times’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Television’s ‘Judge Judy’ staying in session

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Pop channel bringing Daytime Emmys ceremony back to TV

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Julianne and Derek Hough to hit the road again this summer

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Ming-Na Wen: ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ role makes me a cool mom

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
TVGrid March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B11

.

Sports

NASCAR falls flat in follow-up to Daytona 500

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Mayweather and Pacquiao to meet only once before fight week

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Michael Schumacher’s son to drive in Formula 4

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
UConn still No. 1 in women’s basketball poll

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Kurt Busch to follow guidelines toward NASCAR reinstatement

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Harrington wins the Honda Classic in a playoff

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Curt Schilling fires back after offensive Twitter posts

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Wild week leads to changes across AP Top 25 poll

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
New Browns QB McCown barely knows Manziel

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Jordan, other NBA owners join Forbes’ billionaire list

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
NFL salary cap increases $10 million to top $143 million

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

A’s switch-pitcher hopes to find spot with Oakland

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Sharks trade Desjardins to Blackhawks for Smith

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

.

Business

Buffett declines to clarify plan to eventually replace him

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
US consumer spending, adjusted for inflation, rose in Jan.

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Ikea launches furniture with inbuilt wireless chargers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Google, Facebook update contrasting plans to connect world

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Minimum wage in 1 Oakland jumps

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
PayPal to acquire mobile wallet provider Paydient

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Costco strikes credit card deal with Citi, Visa

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4, 2 Comments

 
Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes’ list of billionaires

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

HP’s big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq tops 5,000, approaching record high

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
.

Obituaries

.

Comics

Wizard of Id March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Peanuts March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Baby Blues March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Baldo March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Garfield March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Get Fuzzy March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Cryptoquote March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Frank and Ernest March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Word Sleuth March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Bridge March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

Dilbert March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Beetle Bailey March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Blondie March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
For Better or Worse March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Pickles March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Crossword March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

B.C. March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Rose is Rose March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Sudoku March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Zits March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Sally Forth March 3

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4