No Love Lost Letters: An Inside Peek at the Battle Over the District Attorney's Budget
|Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price|
Besides, the commissioners have made it clear they're done debating Watkins, as evidenced by some missives and memos -- including a six-page letter from Watkins to Dallas County Judge Jim Foster from July 21 -- obtained by Unfair Park. You'll find all three after the jump. But, in short: The commissioners have told Watkins his office will have to make do with $3.6 million less next year, and that's that.
Note specifically the tone John Wiley Price takes in a July 23 letter to Watkins. Price writes that he appreciates Watkins, but that "it is very important that we put the debate on you office's FY2010 budget behind us"; a little further down, he says that "continuing down the present path is counter-productive and unacceptable."
Which certainly explains why Price was a no-show last night. May Letter From Dallas County Budget Officer to Craig Watkins