Karen Shanahan is a former candidate for Toledo City Council. During her campaign, she started a website, Shanahan Select, that she has continued to this day.
Karen's been taking a very serious look at Toledo's proposed 2008 budget, along with some of the items included - like the trash tax and the ambulance takeover.
I want to compliment Karen on her analysis so far and strongly encourage you to read her various posts on the subject. She raises a lot of valid questions about the costs, estimates and previous decisions of council.
I can only wonder how different Toledo City Council might be had someone with her attention to detailed numbers - and penchant for fiscal analysis - been elected. After reading her posts, I think you'll agree that such questions and issues need to be addressed ... promptly.