Another prime example of a member of government styling herself to be more important than the community she purports to represent. Anyone ever hear of reading? Teleconferencing?
A budget is a financial limit which governs our activities.
Ms. Padgett's attitude reflects contempt for the taxpayers, disrespect for those of us who have put her in office. I'm not surpursed that Comm. Sparks would agree with her seeing that he gave an engineering opinion at a fat fee to the city while failing to have contractually mandated insurance.
If the mayor and other members of the commission have tightened their belts and worked within their means, good for them, they did the right thing. They need to remember that it is the taxpayers' money, not theirs to dole out as they see fit.
My solution to Ms. Padgett's overspending would be to hold it out against HER future funding allocation.
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