Monday, November 17, 2008

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Unfortunately today’s Gazette Internet edition completely buries one of the more interesting Amherst articles by not providing a link on the main page, although the print edition gives it prominent placement.

Besides the usual gloom-and-doom hand wringing and whining the Town Manager telegraphs his feelings about that quick and easy budget balancer, every bureaucrats favorite fall back: the BIG O—as in Override.

“The point is, we won’t be able to fund everything we’re currently funding without an Override,” declared the Town Manager; now that it’s starting to dawn on him the Facilitation Committee is not going to be the Poster Kids for an Override, so he will simply have to lead the charge himself.

And we saw how well that went two years go.


Anonymous said...

Health, welfare, safety and education are the priorities.

Leisure services and other leisure time programs certainly are not necessities. LSSE and the town manager should find new funding models for these programs.

Anonymous said...

Only $500K? Cut Leisure Services and you're done.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a plan to me. I never used them, anyway.

Until later................

Anonymous said...

Please tell me how the rest of the world manages without a bloated LSSE? How did the town get into such a boondoggle? I'm all for schools, parks, etc. But this is ridiculous.