Budget Amendments Monday
There is also a regular City Council meeting at the same time and place.
The text of the amendments was not available Thursday before City Hall closed for Good Friday.
The amendments, whatever they turn out to be, will most likely represent an amalgam of proposed cuts by the Citizens' Budget Advisory Committee and cuts identified by the governing body.
Monday's agenda will be very crowded even without the new item. We hope it will not just be glossed over, because citizens have been waiting for months to know the budget numbers for the tax year that began way back on July 1, 2008.
Although the city may receive approval for a $2.7 pension plan deferral, there may still be a budget deficit for 2009. Residents need to know the fiscal impact and we hope some will come out to Municipal Court at 8 p.m. Monday to hear for themselves.