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City Manager Rudd said parks deals like the one with Central Cal Baseball Academy remain relevant.
“The partnership with community-based organizations is something I would see this organization continuing for quite some time,” Rudd said. “While it was born out of necessity, I think it has been demonstrated that it could augment what we are doing and there are partners who are willing to do that.”
Rudd said the general fund is far from flush. He said the general fund reserve is way too small. He said it will take years of prudent budgeting before city services across the board are fully restored.
Rudd said it’s wrong to describe the Frazier-Mollinedo talks as a negotiation.
“I would frame them as a ‘discussion,’” Rudd said.
Rudd said he doesn’t see the presence of Paul Swearengin at this discussion as a conflict. He said the Al Radka contract is similar to what other nonprofits received.
Rudd said Mayor Swearengin has made it clear that her husband is not to get special treatment when he does business with the city.
“She would have my you-know-what if there was anything in that agreement that was different, that looked like a special consideration to Central Cal,” Rudd said.