At the last City Council meeting we made a statement to the Council and the Mayor in which we requested three things. We requested that the Council and Mayor meet with us in a work session, that they post the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016 on the city’s website and that they budget $10,000 for financial transparency software.
As many of you know by now, we received a resounding “No” to our request to meet with the Council in a work session. However, we are making progress on other fronts. They did listen to us on our request to post the proposed budget on the city’s website. We were also told they were going to research the financial transparency software.
While we were disappointed they would not meet with us, we do applaud them for posting the proposed budget online. This is a positive step towards a more open and transparent city government. Please take some time to click the link below to take a look at the proposed budget. This is your city and it is important you know how your tax dollars are being spent. While we have no comments at this time we will be reviewing this budget and will make some comments on it at a later date. We will also keep you informed about the progress towards the addition of financial transparency software to the city’s website.