An awful lot of people are very upset with us, and we've got to do whatever we can to reduce taxes and show them we are trying.

With nowhere to smoke in the pub or the office, smokers are nipping outside for a cigarette.

Seven out of the 10 bits of litter we find on our pavements and roads are food related. And with all this trash to choose from, the pigeon, rat, fox and gull population has spiraled.

Short term, this is going to be bad. Long term, this may be good.

Blame someone else and get on with your life.

We won't be seeing anything we haven't seen already this year. The experience we have and the schedule we played, I hope that's got us ready.

I think that he did a very professional job in a very, very precarious time. I don't know if we have another board member that can rise to the occasion. It takes a little bit of skill to do that job. But we all have to work together and hopefully we'll have more checks and balances than we did before.

We're going to have to whittle it down. I think we can cut harmlessly at first, and then we'll have to do more deeper cuts.

The suggestions are not meant to gut any program but to stimulate discussion. I also feel that most of my suggestions are logical and, if voted on, will not affect the educational quality. They are from the top down.