HatCityBLOG Budget flashback: Spending run amok
Time: 4:26 PM
The mayor's 2007 budget proposal was remarkable to say the least for the fact that Boughton rammed this budget down the throats of the people at ramming speed. In fact, unlike other budgets in the past, the budget of 2007 was presented 30 days early, which is due in large part because the finance director at the time was retiring.
Both Democrat and Republican state lawmakers were not happy with the mayor's 2007 budget proposal because it was based on the governor's projected revenue figures instead of the traditionally more reliable figures which are available as one approaches April. While I'll address the criticism Boughton received from those at the State Capitol later, this video clip from April's Common Council meeting really gets to the heart of the complaints over the Mayor's spending habits at the time.
From the April's Common Council meeting, here's then Common Council member Lynn Taborsak taking Mayor Boughton and the "rubber-stamp" Republican controlled Common Council to the woodshed over the city budget.
As we approach this year's budget, the complaints over the mayor's past spending habits is worth noting...
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