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03-26-2013, 07:34 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Sunny St. James
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Then to paraphrase something you stated a few pages back.... their "15 minutes of fame" really aren't up yet.
She's being "engaged" by proxy..... so unless she's got an HFBoards account now (sorry Fugu
) the only way for her to be "engaged" in the discussion here is by people here giving credence to her blog.
Your comment regarding her "gung-ho" position on firing employees for one. There is more than one way to balance a budget. Her blog pointed out Glendale has until 2017 to figure out how to pare itself down to something it can manage because the extra $22 million they get now from the sales tax increase won't be there. No where did I see her calling for mass-firings of employees. I did see her call for a gradual pare down in spending over the next 4 years, before the city faces "draconian cuts in 2017". So I ask is this being "gung-ho" for firing people? Is it irresponsible to point out the city needs to gradually work this in???
Note that the newly elected mayor was advocating pay raises for city employees just in the past week. Newly elected council member Chavira (Clark's successor) was calling for increased monies to the police and fire departments. Now who's being irresponsible??
In regards to her noting the city possibly raiding the $17million allotted for arena management to cover an outside audit..... didn't everyone just rip the city over using money from one department to cover expenses somewhere else???
How's Beacon supposed to sell an arena management deal for the city when it could possibly rob the fund that pays for it???
Or does taking it from arena management not seem as bad because of the potential to fulfill some other result you want????
just my opinion but I consider giving money to protection services more responsible than giving 15M a year to a hockey team when a considering a council members duties.
I for one, favour Clark's continued contributions. She provides real insight into the warped logic that was prevalent during her last term on council. No end to the amusement she creates.
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