Archive for March 6th, 2010

Today, I’m going to review the budget with my staff and Kim Brumley as they have breadth of experience and knowledge of finance that I do not have. It’s not a secret. I want to understand the complexities of this budget before going into the chamber. It is my intention to work with the Council to craft a budget that is best for the taxpayers of the City of Amsterdam. This is not to slight my colleagues but to enhance my understanding of the document. I would encourage each of the aldermen to review the budget with trusted advisors before we come together in the chamber as well. We need all of the help we can get. To that end (and this is where you may participate), as soon as I may get the file converted to a pdf, I will be posting the budget here, on the City website and on facebook so that everyone may see the intricacies of this document and make constructive suggestions.

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