Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Osborne & Holt Want To Freeze Cedarbrook Funding, Even For Food
Muller's Budget calls for $5,386.411 to go into Cedarbrook's Operating Fund. Their bright idea to address this is to sequester all but $1 million into the General Fund. An ordinance would be required to release those funds, which would take a month or more to adopt.
The interesting thing is the items they have chosen to say the County can't buy unless approved by the Commissioners. Osborne and Holt have proposed a $236,000 or 13% reduction in the amount of money used to feed the residents at Cedarbrook. And since they will be feeding them less, the Commissioners don't see the need to spend $114,500 on a buffet dining service program.
The Commissioners say that the money can be spent if they are asked next year and approve it. This is the same group that believes in the TAD approach to approving items presented to them. Their motto is Table, Abstain or Defer.
Hey Cedarbrook residents, "Welcome to the real world"!
This, of course, is entirely irresponsible, and needs to be rejected. Cedarbrook. residents should not be used as pawns in a budget game.