Don't just read about it, watch it.
From last night Common Council meeting, here's video footage of Mayor Boughton as he introduces his budget to the public.
Things to note:
• The lights were turned off in the room so the audience could see the Power Point presentation.
• The reason you're able to see the mayor speak is because my video camera is equipped with a low-light enhancement setting.
• Watch Danbury Live on Saturday and you'll see the difference between my footage of the address and what was captured for the show.
In other words...MORE EVIDENCE TO SHOW THAT THE MAYOR AND COMMON COUNCIL PRESIDENT JOE CAVO SHOULD ALLOW THE AD-HOC COMMITTTEE REGARDING BRAODCASTING LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEETINGS TO PUBLIC ACCESS TO GO FORWARD. Without proper video equipment, the items the mayor has hinted he would purchase is useless.
Agh...I'll address the whole broadcasting thing some other time, I have enough on my plate right now...
As for the budget, presentations sound great but as with anything, the proof is in th details. Democratic minority leader Tom Saadi was quick to touch on this point last night.
Democratic caucus leader Tom Saadi said he and fellow Democrats will evaluate the budget in detail over the next month, but he fears the final numbers will change if the Gov. M. Jodi Rell's proposed budget is not passed.
"This budget relies on the governor's funds. While that reliance may be 80 or 90 percent right, we are going to have to make up the difference," Saadi said.
Take that into consideration when you watch the clip.