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<br />CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS ARE TAPE RECORDED AND ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK <br /> <br />I w..~. <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />25 :0103 <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF TIlE CITY OF ARCADIA <br />and the <br />ARCADIA BOARD OF EDUCATION <br />JOINT MEETING <br /> <br />AUGUST 19, 1980 <br /> <br />The Arcadia City Council met in an adjourned regular session in the <br />Conference Room of the Arcadia City Hall August 19, 1980 at 5 p.m. <br />with The Arcadia Board of Education. <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT : <br /> <br />Councilmen Dring, Gilb, Haltom, Pellegrino <br />Councilman Saelid <br /> <br />On MOTION by Councilman Dring, seconded by Councilma~ Gilb and carried <br />unanimously Councilman Saelid was excused. <br /> <br />PRE SENT: <br />ABSENT : <br /> <br />School Board Members Friedman, Horstmann, May, Fickas <br />Member Papay <br /> <br />On MOTION by Member May, seconded by Member Horstmann and carried <br />unanimously Member Papay was excused. <br /> <br />SUMMARY: (TRANSCRIPT OF THESE PROCEEDINGS IS INCORPORATED HEREIN <br />BY REFERENCE.) <br /> <br />Review of the joint actions between the City and the School District were <br />explored in detail by the Superintendent of Schools Edward V. Ryan. <br />School Board President Donald E. Fickas explained the financial situation <br />of the district - that it has changed drastically during the last few <br />years and felt it is important for the public to be aware of this ... that <br />it will not be in a position in the future to provide the thing~ which <br />were provided in the past. Mr. Ryan continued in part that the District <br />indeed has no ability to raise funds .,. that it can't go to the people <br />and ask for a tax override or base revenue increases ... and with Proposi- <br />tion 13 there is no way for the District to raise any money other than <br />what the State Legislature dictates .., that prior to Proposition 13 it <br />was financed 65% out of local property taxes .., it is now financed 85% <br />out of State General Funds ... 15% comes from the County Property Tax ... <br />it comes down to $1800 per child with no source for any more. <br /> <br />It was noted that with the decline in enrollment the teaching staff will <br />have to be reduced ... this year by 33 teachers with perhaps more in the <br />future .., they have had to let some custodians and maintenance personnel <br />go. It was felt that local school boards have really lost authority to <br />the State because it no longer has the ability to raise money... they <br />have the ability to dispense the money they have - they have the ability <br />to cut to make ends meet but then through very stringent laws. <br /> <br />Some discussion held on the possiblity of diverting some of the redevel- <br />opment funds from tax increments to the school system. In the area of <br />what the City could do to help it was submitted that perhaps in the main- <br />tenance of the school grounds and it would be legal because it is possi- <br />ble for the City to contract for the use of school facilities, etc. <br /> <br />The importance of imparting the situation to the public was emphasized <br />and it was brought out that that is one of the reasons for this meeting. <br />It was suggested that one way would be to include it in the City's next <br />Newsletter. <br /> <br />Police on Campus Program, It was noted that at one time the cost of this <br /> <br />-l~ <br /> <br />8-19-80 <br /> <br />~ <br />