A combination of small givebacks from employees and a bold development gamble should guide the town of Williams away from financial shoals, its city administrator said.
Facing a budget deficit of $367,000 would likely be more than welcome in most larger cities in California. But in a valley town of just over 5,100, that works out to $71 per person.
Perhaps best known for Granzella’s Restaurant, Williams is somewhat dependent on freeway traffic, according to City Administrator Frank Kennedy. Specifically, gasoline sales taxes.