End of Budget Saga?
The public has been hard put to pay attention to the budget process this year, what with shifts in administrative staff, flak from the citizens' advisory committee and confusion over roles in the budget process.
The traditional process calls for departmental requests that are then modified by the administration, then sent to the City Council for the final say.
So how come City Council President Rashid Burney was unaware of how the amendments got formulated? Clarification: Council President Burney explains that he was asking the question for the sake of the citizens who could not properly ask at that moment. See comment below. Was it that the state budget disarray that contributed to the city budget delay?
Plaintalker previously reported on the amendments in this post.
Very few people turn out for budget hearings. If in case you are inclined to go , the meeting is 8 p.m. in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Ave.
The special working meeting on Information Technology, originally scheduled for 8 p.m. at another site, will now follow the budget hearing.