Article published Monday, July 9, 2007
Some on council upset with budget planning
Group aims to force mayor to balance spending
"It's an itty-bitty line among a countless thousand of others in the city's inch-thick general operating fund budget, and the issue it raises has been tangled up in talk about strippers, political bickering, and a near-illegal meeting.
But on Tuesday, Toledo City Council might finally tackle the question: Should the mayor be forced - by a change in the city's charter - to send to council a balanced budget each year?
The proposed balanced-budget amendment, introduced in the spring, had been sent to the Toledo Charter Revision Committee for its input. The citizens' panel is chaired by John Irish, appointed to the position by the mayor."
Maybe the At-Large members could let the citizens know what the language of the amendment is so as citizens we can offer input to the committee.