Because We Cannot Afford More of the Same

A number of people have sought my reaction to the city council’s decision this week. For those who have not heard, they voted to pay the school’s obligation on the high school debt by way of a deduction in their annual contribution and they essentially welcomed the state to intercede and look at our financials … Continue reading Because We Cannot Afford More of the Same

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The Budget Meeting that City Officials Don’t Want You to Attend

Mark your calendars and please "share" with all of your Facebook friends: Wednesday, May 16th at 7p.m. @ the Oak Ridge Civic Center Social Room What your city won't talk about: Debt, taxes and your options. Former city council member Leonard Abbatiello will give the public the presentation that he gave to city officials...the one that they … Continue reading The Budget Meeting that City Officials Don’t Want You to Attend

Capital Spending Sources – Things That Make You Go Hmmmmmm?

The following information supports my claims from my column this week. I will publish the column in its entirety here on Friday, but here is a summary: Oak Ridge city government will use $10 million more of your money for the high school project to cover what the schools are withholding while they (the city) … Continue reading Capital Spending Sources – Things That Make You Go Hmmmmmm?