Tonight's Budget talks are promising to be full of information concerning the annual budgetary allowances for each department, and all staff, within the City.
With all the questions concerning how many departments are costing substantially more than their budgeted amounts (street dept. -$700K), following these talks is one of the most important things we can do as citizens to educate ourselves about the spending habits and requests of each department.
I'm also looking forward to hearing Jimmy's pitch on why he should deserve a raise after his dismal performance, and the public's poor perception of his abilities. Who else will he ask to give raises to?
The talks will go on for a couple of days, so prepare yourself to sit through a lot of hours of rather boring details, but you'll be glad you were there. Actually, the best thing to do is to partner up with folks and take shifts. It gets to the point of sheer torture after a few hours.
We have other issues for a later posting, but we wanted to remind everyone about the meeting tonight.
Remember, there is no public speaking allowed. This is a sit and listen session only.