City Beat

June 10, 2014

Sacramento City Council approves budget with rare surplus

As the Sacramento City Council battled budget deficits totaling more than $200 million over the past seven years, hearings on the spending plans regularly attracted overflow crowds to City Hall. This year, the council faced a rare budget surplus. And about a dozen people showed up when the plan was approved Tuesday evening.

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Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Sacramento Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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