The First Look at the City's FY2009-2010 Budget. But, In Truth, It's Just a Tease.
|City Manager Mary Suhm presented a teensy peek at the budget to Your Dallas Media this afternoon.|
So, yes, we'll revisit the subject some time this evening and over the weekend, when the actual budget hits and specifies which libraries will close when and which 14 pools will close for an entire year and which executive positions are being eliminated (22 in all) and which departments will be consolidated out of existence. And there's always Monday's council budget briefing, at which point Hunt will ask why Suhm's sending out 850 pink slips on Friday when the budget won't even be approved till September 23 and why Suhm isn't RIF'ing Trinity River Corridor Project staffers since, well, there ain't gonna be no Trinity River Corridor Project for at least the next fiscal year. Till then, after the jump you'll find a photo of Hunt and Carolyn Davis -- not to mention the seven-page executive summary, which is a wee bit shiner and happier than the actual budget's sure to be once it rears its ugly little head 'round dinner time. That is, if you consider the elimination of 1,400 positions -- and 850 employees -- the good news.
|Angela Hunt and Carolyn Davis made cameo appearances during Suhm's presentation -- the only council members to do so.|