Monday, June 14, 2010

Election Numbers and Budget

LATEST ELECTION RESULTS
Here's the latest results from the counting of votes in the Primary Election last week. My understanding is that there are still around 60,000 ballots yet to be counted. As you will notice, none of the items of local interest will likely be changed following those votes being counted.

MANSOOR TOPS 20,000 VOTES, LOSES PERCENTAGESMATHEWS MAKES THE CUT - LEECE OUTMEASURE C APPROACHES 88%

BUDGET STA
FF REPORT AVAILABLE NOW
The staff report for the budget discussion at the City Council meeting Tuesday is now available for review. There is no new information - the city is in deep guano and the staff cuts proposed only get us half way. You can read the staff report HERE.

TOUGH CHOICES AHEAD
Tomorrow's meeting will be painful. We are down to deciding which employees must go - a choice that would cause King Solomon to flinch. This is the final scheduled council meeting of the fiscal year, so the budget must be approved at this meeting. I only hope the City Council has done it's homework a little more thoroughly than it did for the study session. And, I hope they come ready to give a fair hearing to the requests by the staff that consideration be given to placing the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and the Business License fees on the November ballot.

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