What a lovely surprise.

I can’t wait! I can’t wait for the rollbacks to begin of the tax and fee hikes our city council has approved since 2008 to keep afloat. Shall we start with the property tax, sales tax, restaurant and bar tax, hotel-motel tax, utility tax or the first gas tax hike? When will we hear the glad news that the rest of the planned water rate hikes have been canceled?

Or maybe instead, we could re-hire the 50+ people we’ve let go.

Or maybe, just maybe, this is propaganda, groundwork to justify more planned employee raises; and some parties are swallowing it hook, line and sinker.

And afterward, whatever budgetary badness happens will be something that “nobody could foresee.”