We conclude our posting today with a peek on the bright side amid this dark winter overnight . . . At the outset of yet another budget battle, this time around there's very interest in listening to protesters and activists yelling in the street.
Accordingly . . .
The Mayor and his army of trolls have sent middle-class progressives hoping to bore everyone to death and whisper their way to looting money for a "community" slush fund.
Here's the way college professors see the debate . . .
The budget is bouncing back following revenue shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With more money than last year’s $1.74 billion budget — in part thanks to federal COVID relief funding from the American Rescue Plan — city departments will not have to withstand any cuts.
“Because of the American Rescue Plan, we were allowed to tell our departments, after two years of cuts, a zero target budget, which was great news, considering they've had two years of an 11% reduction,” said Krista Morrison, budget officer in the city’s Office of Management and Budget.
By law, the city council must approve the budget at its third meeting in March, meaning the 2022-2023 budget must be approved on March 24.
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Kansas City's $1.9 billion budget will guide funding for city services ranging from the police department to trash pickup to addressing blighted buildings. The budget is bouncing back following revenue shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.