Budget Hearing Tonight is Premature


There is going to be a special meeting tonight at 6 p.m. to talk over amendments to the draft budget. Then, during the regular meeting beginning 7 p.m. there will be a public hearing on the proposed budget.


Two of the proposed amendments are sizeable, and would set off lots of juggling. (PDF p. 7). There is also the possibility of creating deficits for the year that were not originally anticipated.

There is way too much being thrown into the air here to be absorbed in such a short amount of time.

I don’t know about you, but one of the ways I show respect for the process is by studying the plan before I comment on it publicly.

Do council members hold a similar respect for reasoned public input? If so, they will reschedule the hearing.