There has been a rash of out of town people telling Batavia City Council how to spend city resident’s money as of late. I always sit back in amazement when people who don’t live in the city or pay our taxes call for raising the burdens on city residents. City Council represents the interests of city residents, period. It is not in the interest of city residents to provide “extra” services or expend dollars we don’t have to support wasteful spending being demanded by residents who don’t live in the city.
Thanks for the advice, But...
Be wary of statements being presented as facts from people whose motivations do not lay with the best interests of residents of our city. People from outside our city have town boards and elected officials who they can go to and plead their case to for increases in spending.
City residents, your City Council is very aware of the burdens that have already been placed on you. We have a clear understanding of the finances of our city and are committed to only provide the essential services you need. We will continue to streamline city government and bring efficiencies were necessary. We will balance the city budget and bring our community out of the financial quagmire we have lived in, THIS year.
Batavia City Council President