The last time I submitted my proposed budget to the city clerk and didn't speak to the city manager or finance director, and I was a department head.

Ten or 20 years ago, employers would allow volunteers to leave the workplace to respond to an emergency or to receive training. Today, this is no longer the case.

I encourage you not to approve deficit spending.

Anytime the city purchases anything costing over $5,000 it is required to get three bids. Those bids are not shown in the information on the miscellaneous equipment and you do not know if that is the low bid or not.

Things don't usually change much from the primary to the (general) election.

But the economy and family responsibilities have reduced our volunteer ranks to the point that we must expand our career staff.

He already has the change order before the council approved it.