Is this report correct? It’s published on the City’s website. If correct, the City spent $1.2 million over and above the 2012 budget. What good is a budget if you outspend it?
I notice it appears Parks & Rec overspent their 2012 budget by close to $300,000. The 2013 budget will bust, also, with the addition of employees for the new City operated daycare. Yet, tomorrow afternoon, a Work Session will find Commissioners discussion spending somewhere between $2 million and $3 million for a new Parks & Rec office. Sounds like the Commission will use $1.8 million in CIP dollars towards the Parks & Rec office. Why not take the CIP dollars and put them into a reserve account to pay the bill when the City overspends the 2013 budget????
The new Parks & Rec office will pass through the Commission like grass through a goose. Parks & Rec has grown into a sacred cow that this Commission will not question. Pretty soon, Parks & Rec will become even a greater “shadow government” than the Chamber.