Friday, August 17, 2007

Park's Budget

It is budget season folks. We have heard about all the cuts the City of Tampa (aka Mayor Pam) proposing. Last years budget after the small milage reduction was 725 million dollars. The proposed budget for the new fiscal year is 761 million dollars. That is a better than 4.5% increase. Which by the way is more than the inflation rate or the average employee's raise. So why if the budget is growing and all these staff positions were eliminated is the Parks Department taking a 4.5 million dollar cut out of its 38 million dollar budget. That is a better than 10% cut.

Do the math. Asked the questions. The budget hearings are set for Sept. 4th at 5:00pm.

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