Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Out Back Question of the Week

Yes, Greg Page nailed the question from last week.

For this week, what was the City Council Vote two years ago to suppress the Primary Election?

For bonus points, who introduced the resolution in 2007?

For discussion, do we see this as sound fiscal decision-making or does it sound like an effort to suppress challengers?   Remember, we are in a fiscal crisis, notwithstanding the general inaction on the part of the City Council with regard to our City Budget (savings over the City Manager's budget of $295 million (see page 30) is, so far, about $130,000).

Regards  —  Cliff

  Former City Manager Jim Sullivan made this point during his presentation to the City Council on 14 July 2009.  This is not the first time Mr Sullivan has made this point.  Mr Sullivan could be wrong, but betting against him is not the smart move.

1 comment:

K-R-S said...

9-0 was the vote in 2007.