Comments (3) 12:30 PM posted by admin |
My dear friends at the Ypsilanti Courier (located in Belleville for your convenience) published an article a week or so ago that said, “New budget calls for cuts.”
When the folks from the Ann Arbor News also published their article on the budget it stated, “Ypsilanti City Council adopts budget with millage increase, reduction in services.”
For the month of May, Ypsilanti City Council held five specific public sessions to discuss the budget. No one in our local media has yet to mention that City Council has authorized the Police Department to hire two part-time officers in this budget cycle.
Seriously. Look at 7 of 88 under 307 – Police Services. In Account Number 707-01, there is $73,379 in FYE 2009 and $75,580 in FYE 2010 to pay for two part-time cops.
It’s like the newspapers use random news article generators to write articles.
We are going to hire part-time cops. Councils before us tried to do this and were never successful. Sometimes we do stuff right. Give us a little credit.