Feb 19, 2014

Richmond has a budget deficit of about $4 million – but not for long, Richmond City Manager Bill Lindsay said at Tuesday night’s Council meeting.

“We’re coming up with recommendations and hopefully by this time next week it will be down to zero,” City Manager Bill Lindsay said. “We are going to make some recommended budget adjustments.”

Lindsay did not elaborate on the deficit reduction plan.

The city manager’s statement was in response to a deficit question posed by Councilman Corky Booze.


  1. I would appreciate more context to Corky’s comment on “You’re going to make us homeless trying to help the homeless” if possible.

    Stevers | Feb 19th, 2014
  2. Stevers, I regret publishing the quote because it isn’t relevant to this story. I have removed it. Our exchange in the Comments section will remain. For context, at the time Bill Lindsay commented about a deficit reduction plan, Councilman Booze had been arguing that the Council has been overspending amid a deficit. This argument was made before the Council was set to vote on waving the fee to hold the fifth annual Saffron Strand Homeless Workforce Conference at the Richmond Auditorium Center. In the end, the Council unanimously voted to wave the nonprofit’s auditorium fee and support the conference. Last year, this same vote was also unanimous. You can view the entire discussion here (starting at the 3:42 mark). – Mike Aldax, Editor

    Staff Report | Feb 19th, 2014

About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.