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Explore the budget, sales tax measure at weekend meeting

The city of Claremont will hold a community Q&A to discuss Claremont’s future finances and the possibility of a three-quarter cent sales tax on the November ballot. The meeting is open to the public and will be held Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.

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City council declares ‘fiscal emergency,’ passes balanced budget

The Claremont city council passed a balanced budget on Tuesday and took the first step in placing a sales tax measure on the November ballot. The budget initially faced a $1.3 million deficit, but the city balanced it by cutting out a number of improvement and maintenance projects, one-time deferred purchases, and cuts within city departments. “It was a lot of work on staff’s part to get to this point,” City Manager Tara Schultz said.

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Martin Sheen explores power of activism

Martin Sheen explores power of activism

Celebrated actor and activist Martin Sheen spent an evening in Claremont last week as the guest of honor at a sold out fundraiser for local nonprofit Crossroads, who work to help previously incarcerated women transition into mainstream life. Mr. Sheen offered heartfelt testimony in defense of the power of activism.

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Community meeting planned for new development on Foothill and Monte Vista

Claremont residents are encouraged to provide input at a community information meeting on a new housing development, “The Commons,” which is proposed for the northwest corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. The Commons is a mixed-use community consisting of up to 27 single-family homes, 20 townhomes and 10 flat-style units above 5,000 square feet of retail.

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