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Is the Melton Administration Breaking the City?

More details when Adam Lynch returns from City Hall.

The Clarion-Ledger is reporting that the Melton administration revealed to City Council today that they still need $3 million in order to balance the city's budget—even though Council has already adopted a 2008 budget, which was supposed to balance the budget. The city wants to borrow the $3 million from the city's 7 million reserve fund. Administration officials refused to show up at a 2 p.m. budget meeting to answer questions about the shortfall, the Ledger reported.

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129498
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How low can we go? This s*** is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s.

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golden eagle '97
Date
2007-09-24T15:38:18-06:00
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129499
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You're kidding right? I mean this has to be a joke since $3M just doesn't get lost in the shuffle.

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Puck
Date
2007-09-24T15:42:13-06:00
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129500
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Q: Is the Melton Administration Breaking the City? A: YES! I was wondering about the shortfall for this year. Something didn't seem right from the media reports or what Walker and Co. were telling the Council. But, it's not Blunston's fault. He called into Kim Wade and said so. He wasn't even there, so don't go blaming him.

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pikersam
Date
2007-09-24T15:42:38-06:00
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129501
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Understand that this is only Ledger stuff for now, and you know how well we can trust that. BUT, if it's true, guys ...

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DonnaLadd
Date
2007-09-24T15:43:30-06:00
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129502
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I'm not sure I've ever seen a more incompetent bunch of yucks in my life. Melton, Walker, O'Reilly-Evans and Anderson need to go, at the very least.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2007-09-24T15:45:17-06:00
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129503
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I agree... very far, far, far away.

Author
Puck
Date
2007-09-24T15:49:01-06:00
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129504
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Hearts, minds and spirits broken, why not the pockets too? Meltonomics is like Bushonomics - without a plan or aim.

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Ray Carter
Date
2007-09-24T15:50:35-06:00
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129505
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I can't understand why y'all won't let little frankie do his job. Little frankie knows what is best for you. Here drink this Kool-Aid and it will be OK.....

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Cliff Cargill
Date
2007-09-24T20:01:06-06:00
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129506
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frank told the citizens of Jackson that it was easy being a mayor. "All you have to do is sit behind a desk and sign papers all day." He further stated that he did not like sitting behind a desk and that he would be out in the City getting rid of CRIME. So, what is the problem?

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justjess
Date
2007-09-25T09:38:51-06:00

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