Memos to the Council: This Week, Filling In a Few Big Blanks in the FY2011-12 Budget
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The memo fills in a few blanks concerning, among other things, the city's financial commitment to the AT&T Performing Arts Center; the ramifications of meet and confer coming due next budget (the city will owe police and fire folk at least $38 million by FY2012-13); a time line concerning the downtown muni court's makeover; plans to sell Elgin B. Robertson, which voters already nixed in November; how privatizing park maintenance will wind up reducing mowing, track pick-up and replacing athletic field lighting; and the impact of eliminating 84 library positions ("customers can expect a reduction in the variety and and number of programs offered and one-on-one service").
There's bonus material as well: The memo opens with a page of minority contracting figures, sans any context whatsoever; and has a few pages related to a dust-up between Mary Suhm and Dallas Fire-Rescue dispatch over scheduling. Jump. Might as well. You're paying for this stuff. 9-2.2011 memos