Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Mouse Roars

Citing fiscal mismanagement, Mayoral wannabe Bob Kostes who, you may recall, failed to vote on the Budget, called yesterday for the resignations of Mayor Pat Murphy, Councilman Roger Szendy and Board of Finance Chair Bob Sherry.

It's quite a list considering that the responsibility for the fiscal health of the Town resides not only with the Mayor but with the entire Council, the entire Board of Finance and the Finance Director. Why did he cherry-pick these three? Maybe because he didn't want to include a call for the resignation of all of the Members of these bodies because it would include the likes of friend Mary Jane Lundgren who knows as much about finance as I know about nuclear fusion.

Although he ran for Mayor, what, exactly, did Kostes offer but a wild idea about pension investment and a spending plan that would have resulted in a double-digit tax increase? His idea of educating himself about the Town's finances is a five-minute meeting with the Finance Director. Bob, where have you been for months? Have you gone to one Town meeting? Have you even been in Town Hall since you lost the election?

Kostes, if you are really interested in what's going on, speak to Department Heads whose Budgets are scrutinized daily by the Mayor. Speak to the people in Town Hall. You'd be doing the taxpayers a great service if you'd dig in to the BOE Budget where many expensive secrets are hidden.

This Duchy won't capture the Q-Bomb.

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