Harrisburg Happening

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Anybody else tired of City Hall's Threats?

Today, the Patriot reports on the Harrisburg budget shortfall. In one article, city budget director Lingle says:

"it's only a matter of time before vendors cut off supplies necessary to run city operations, such as the trash incinerator or the water purification plant. "

So, not only are we being threatened with lack of fire and police protection, but also with bad water. Come on, folks. Start working together. Reed must show City Council the financial information and reveal why last year's projected budget figures are off, and City Council must look at those figures, along with next year's projected budget and find a way to raise the money. That means Reed needs to unveil the budget now, not wait until November 21.

http://www.pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1161138308143640.xml&coll=1

3 Comments:

Blogger GastonStreet said...

I'm sick of it! Linda Thompson last night on the news called for an "independent audit" of the city finances. Sounds good to me! I am real tired of Mayor Reeds scare tactics. And after a conversation with a city employee, it's like little Hitler down at city hall. You either agree with him, or take the chance of getting the boot! Seems ALL jobs are political, when Reed goes, they all expect to be replaced. Sorry way to run the city, it's why I firmly believe there should be term limits on ALL elected officials. Including King Reed!

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone in the city should be tired of the on going issue. Why do the citizens have to be put to the task. Why is the Chief Executive Officer of the city not conducting himself as a leader. Oh, that right leadership classes was something he missed. In any case the nonsense must stop. Linda Lingle should be the first to go since she is the Budget Director for the city. Something sounds way off from where they were in the beginning of the year. How, could one be so far off what they had planned. Not to sure how they can recover totally, however, they can begin by laying out a plan that addresses the shortfalls by listing all of the things the city owns that can be sold, then they need to look at early retirement if necessary, one must be creative enough to make the changes. We are talking about a system that has limited exposure to the world, they only practice what they are told.

October 18, 2006  
Blogger Aries708 said...

I agree 100 percent. Something stinks. I can't wait for the other shoe to drop here.

What exactly happened to put us in such poor fiscal shape? The Mayor is acting like he is living in the same deluded world George Dubya Bush is...come on, snap out of it and get real..."Mayor Museum."

We'll find out at some point. I am not the biggest fan of Linda Thompson, who tends to grandstand a lot...but here is her chance in my opinion to impress me as a city leader who cares about fiscal solvency.

Batter up! Knock one out of the park Linda.

October 19, 2006  

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