The City Council, citing possible budget problems, this week canceled a $4,000 trip to Lake Tahoe for a Leadership Team Workshop.
Although the council's $900 deposit was forfeited by the action, council members said they would rather lose that amount now instead of $4,000 later in a tight budget year.
"The concept is wonderful," Councilwoman Gail H. Kerry said of the League of California Cities meeting, "but the timing is not right."
The council originally approved the expenditure for the conference last September. At the time, the city's budget was in better shape, Councilwoman Joyce C. Nicholson said.