Frequent Bulldog contributor Chaz tells Ottawa City Council how to get out of the fiscal mess it is in:
Sometime back I posted a list on The Bulldog of what needs to be done. The first thing was a review of the overseer class at city hall.
City manager Steve Kanellakos has shown that he is willing to start at the top. He should next be letting things settle in a bit and all the while be looking for the next steps. There should be a department-by-department review that looks for further staffing cuts. I’d guess another 800 plus can go.
Then there is the elimination of the fluff. I believe that Kanellakos will know what that means.
Tell your councillors that getting the house in order is important. Hopefully , Kanellakos will stay the course and your council won’t chicken out. If they heed the advice of the new city manager, the city might come back on course and Kanellakos will tell them how to pay for a $10-per-week pass for low-income families.
Let the man do his job, hope that council listens and maybe the ship will float again. And, oh yes, he’ll tell council how they can pay for it. All they need do is have the guts to follow through.
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