Yesterday, I wrote an editorial saying the mayor’s proposed budget didn’t go far enough in making spending cuts: “Wouldn’t deeper cuts in 2009 make it easier to make cuts in 2010?” Last night, the City Council had its first go around on the budget:
It was with that fact in mind that all the council members seemed to agree a flat budget simply was not good enough.
“We have to cut more than the mayor suggests,” councilman Tim Pape, D-5th District, said. “I think that’s obvious.”
What’s that you say? “Attaboy, Leo!”? Speak up — I can’t HEAR YOU.