That’s my pledge as the fiscal 2016 budget talks slowly involve the city council.
I don’t want to be misquoted so allow me to be explicit:
If I am presented with any proposed budget for any department that intends to reduce or eliminate jobs, I will vote no.
To the mayor and all department directors: We are out of the national recession and it is imperative we maintain and/or grow jobs in this city. I accept there may be projections of reduced revenue or increased expenses but I will not vote to fire someone or reduce his or her hours.
Let the budget talks commence!