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Budget issue isn't council character


May 29, 2019


Most citizens (this writer included) admire those who volunteer for city government, and appreciate all the hard work that they do on our behalf.

Historically, I have found councilors to generally be very thoughtful and thorough in their deliberations. However, I have been very surprised at the level of defensiveness exhibited at recent meetings and in print by some of the councilors during these recent budget discussions.

Many citizens attended the budget meetings, and dozens attended the public hearing on the budget.

Citizens were concerned and universally opposed to the new pr...

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