However, as you can tell, such is not the case.
So expect limited posts between now and the 13th - and then probably a bunch to get caught up...though I'm glad that Toledo City Council rejected the Mayor's plan to eliminate 50% of the tax reciprocity for people living in Toledo but working outside the city limits.
While he called it 'politically correct,' I call it a wise decision as it would have encouraged even more people to leave our city.
Maybe now Council and the Mayor can start to set priorities of what needs to be funded, rather than just threatening residents with cuts in police and fire.
Oh - and if the Mayor has cut $43 million from the budget, WHERE???? I've asked this question before, but no one seems to be able to explain his claim, especially since the General Fund budget for 2009 is about $15 million MORE than in 2006. From my earlier post:
2006: $234,312,215.50 (actual spent)
2007: $242,752,864.71 (actual spent)
2008: $254,098,779.08 (estimated - still don't have final numbers)
2009: $249,369,853.02 (approved by council)
According to these figures, spending from the General Fund has increased - not been reduced. I can only surmise that the 'cuts' being referred to aren't really cuts in spending, but 'cuts' in the amount of increase - kind of what Washington does...
I guess playing with the numbers is more important than actually doing something.
More to come....