Over at Left in Lowell Kristin Ross-Sitcawich♠ has posted on House Bill 4421 (Great and General Court House). This bill will give $35 million to help the City of Lawrence weather its current economic storm but proposes a financial control board be kicked down the road 12 months. Frankly, that seems wrong to me. I would hope that for $35 million of our taxpayer money a financial control regime of some sort would be put in place concurrent with the arrival of the money.
I have written to my own Representative, Mr David Nangle, asking him to vote against this or to provide some reason why it should go down the way it is currently written. I urge you to do the same.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Who is someone I know and sometimes work with on the Lowell City Government project to end Homelessness in 10 years.