Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Sky is Falling - Just Ask the Mayor

Oh the sky is falling. The famous words from Chicken Little were repeated by the mayor of New Albany this week. Only he substituted "budget" for "sky." The mayor has already predicted laying off six city police officers and closing a firehouse. The projected cut is about $500,000 so naturally he looks to the public safety sector for cuts first. Seems like I wrote about his loose cannon checkbook recently. Here's the deal - get used to the budget being a half million lighter. Get used tightening the belts in the bustling city of ole New Albany. Do not cut safety and blame it on reduced revenue. Do not call for a hike in income taxes. New Albany voters are already paying a stupid tax for putting you back in office. Look at it this way mayor, in eight years you can probably run for your third term.