Final Public Budget Meeting Is Saturday

The meetings were meant to give citizens a chance to weigh in on the budget before the mayor finishes drafting it. Mayor’s spokesperson Chris Poynter says he was hoping to hear about wasteful spending that could be cut, but instead, most people suggested the city spend more money.

“Oh yeah, by far. Collectively, we’ve probably had 300 people at the various budget hearings and probably 98% of them have been asking for money instead of suggesting ways to reduce the budget,” he says.