All This Budget Input

The Chronicle notes Tuesday’s budget hearing.

The city has held a series of public workshops during the past two weeks, with each one addressing individual, or in some cases several, city departments and their fiscal needs. Tuesday’s hearing will be another chance for residents to comment on the budget, City Manager Mark Biernacki said during a news conference Thursday afternoon. [Emphasis added.]

Another chance? Makes it sound like we’ve been in on it from the start, doesn’t it? In fact, (unlike last year) there have been zero public input sessions during these workshops, no doubt because somebody would be sure to bring up the epic failure to incorporate the EPI report.

2 thoughts on “All This Budget Input”

  1. I suspect that the advisory report will be shelved, since the Powers That Be here in our fair city are convinced that the current worldwide economic collapse will soon be over. I think they are badly mistaken, and that the recommendations of the consultants need to be rapidly and completely implemented. Many municipalities ignored the fact that their expenditures were rising faster than their revenues, and this has proven to be a costly mistake. I do not expect business as usual to be the case again any time soon.

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