In terms of the reductions, I believe only requests for new services were reduced or deleted. We were assured by both Public Works and Parks that they would be able to continue providing services under the substitute budget. There should not be, based on the information we received, a reduction in services.So far, so good. Community Centers and neighborhood response should continue as they have. Now let's hope that the individual departments do not feel the need to channel the money approved in ways that siphon it from supporting neighborhoods.
Thursday, July 07, 2005
I finally heard back from Council member Diane Neighbors about the specific reductions in the budget to Parks and Recreation and to Public Works that Metro Council approved last week. Here is part of her response: