"It is the manager's job to figure out how to close the budget," Ghiz said, adding that the manager, mayor and council all are involved in the budget process. "It is not our job to figure out how to close that gap."For at least the last two years the City Manager has provided multiple options for a balanced budget. Leslie Ghiz, and the Republicans on Council, have opposed those options. If you oppose what the manager is doing, you have to give your own plan to balance the budget. You don't give clues. You don't dance around and say what you will not accept. You instead DO YOUR JOB: GOVERN THE CITY. Put out a plan that adds up.
If that means you get out the budget, a pencil, a legal pad of paper, and start doing the math to make it something you will vote for, then you DO IT. Why do you do it? You do it because as a city council member it is your job to represent the people and provide a balance budget, what ever it takes. No political excuses. No grandstanding. Just get the job done. If that means pissing off a group you are counting on for political support, tough!
If Leslie Ghiz refuses to do her job, why is she staying on council? Why is she bothering to run for office again?More importantly, why would any citizen vote for someone who is abdicating their responsibility?