Bad Gradger wrote:Bold prediction: A "participatory" budget will restore 3/4 of any cuts the Mayor proposes, recommend hiking the mill rate well past the referendum threshold, and be of minimal help to the City Council.
I'm confused by this whole thread. Are you and others talking about this (mayor's idea to include the public)
http://www.forwardlookout.com/2011/05/a ... -you/10874
or this (discussion at CCOC)
http://www.forwardlookout.com/2011/05/c ... ting/10952
or this (email Rummel sent out)?
http://www.forwardlookout.com/2011/05/p ... ison/10862
The mayor is seeking input into his own budget. The participatory budgeting thing won't happen this year, there isn't enough time, but there may be efforts to get more input. Why is that bad? Ultimately, the council members decide to follow the input or not.