Saturday, March 19, 2011

Another excerpt from Mayor Varela's State of the City address given February 9, 2011...

According to a member of the Finance Advisory Board (FAB), the Board did not have a "single word" of input into the City Manager's memo regarding the proposed mid-fiscal year budget cuts.  This despite the Mayor's assurances made last month in his state of the City speech and a recent joint meeting between the City Commission and the FAB.

The Mayor refers to the "anitcipated 4.5 million dollar shortfall in the coming year," without any foreshadowing that cuts would be made during the current year.