Ten days ago the voters said “Yes” to their city. The Headlee Override passed ten days later and not a word from the council. The council said thank you to the residents talking about “giving the city new life.” Great thank you. Now when are you going to start talking about what you are going to “Cut?” Where are you going to advertise the meetings? Will this be discussed during study sessions? Will there be special meeting scheduled? There are six (6) other days in the week why not use them? Well maybe not the weekends, but what about the other four (4) days in the work week.
There was much talk about Plan A and Plan B before the vote. As we soon discovered there was no Plan A or B. The council discussed meetings once a week leading up to the Vote again not so much. At the last council meeting before November 8 councilwoman Horvath and Council Chair Baron said they were in attendance during the one meeting. They soon discovered that it was impossible to come up with a “Plan” in such a short time. That’s fine still does not explain why they could not have meetings once a week to discuss what they were planing on doing. The council said that they were going to have these once a week meetings. In my humble opinion I believe one thing the council missed out on by not having those meetings was not getting all their “ducks in a row.” By using the time leading up to the November 8 election by working out some numbers, throwing out ideas, and getting a feel for each council members thinking. They explained why there was no “Plan”, but never explained why they never had the meetings. Tens days later and nothing, not one meeting. We are mid November the State is waiting for a deficit reduction plan by the end of December. Why hasn’t the council demanded to see the Mayors plan?
If any of you get wind of a meeting please let rest of us know there are plenty of people in the city that have shown interest in what the council will cut.