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Few turn out for Wilmington City Council public hearing on budget

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington City Council met tonight to talk money. The purpose of the meeting was to allow public input for the upcoming budget. But the public didn't seem too keen to offer input. The meeting was sparsely attended to be polite, and those who did address the council were mainly from other public sector and civic organizations.

Bob Calhoun from Habitat for Humanity is very happy with the city's support for his organization.

"We are just very pleased that the city is including Habitat for Humanity's work in the allocation of home funds, and one of the points we make is that as an organization built on partnerships, part of that partnership is that as we create affordable home ownership we are also elevation folks into that joyful realm of taxpayers," Calhoun said.

With no opposition, it looks like smooth sailing.

The next meeting will be on June 7 for a first vote on the budget. The budget must be adopted by July 1, the beginning of the new fiscal year.

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If you wonder why

they pretty much do as they please, here's your answer. The budget is the biggie for these people; state funding will drop; and hardly any voters show up to raise questions.

There's a Pender Co. opinion on Wilmington issues.

You must be one bored old coot to continually make your negative comments about local politics of which you are not a part, do not participate in and do not belong to. There are enough issues to address in Pender County that could use some true constituent involvement if you want to mouth off.

You are doing nothing but blowing HOT AIR, making useless comments without knowledge and are stirring the pot. Take care of your own home if you want to be active in politics!

You don't live here in NHC, you don't live in the city of Wilmington and I seriously doubt you have ever attended a single city or county council meeting here, much less spoken at one.

And you must be

the Mayor or one of the ineffective City Councilmen. Clearly you do no research as you posted so many falsehoods. And you must be short of memory as many of the issues you raise have been addressed in prior posts.

And it would be rather evident you just sit on the sidelines and hope for re-election.

I prefer

I prefer to stay home and let them make the decisions without my input. Once the decision is made, regardless of my actual view I take the opposition and slam them on the internet.

Budget

Well...I realize that it is every city resident's responsibility to be proactive in city government, but this council has proven time and time again, they DO NOT CARE what it's citizens think or feel about anything!!!!