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Can someone explain the "Contingency Budget?"
I guess I'm just not paying enough attention - but I don't remember reading about this before:
In addition to the core disagreement of how to raise revenue to close the deficit, Council members' key criticisms of the administration's budget were:
It relies too heavily on the approval of state legislators, such as the proposed penny-per-dollar increase in the sales tax. "That's pretty shaky ground," Councilman Bill Green said.
It asks Council to approve a contingency budget - a cut-intensive alternative that would close some facilities - in the event the legislature does not assist the city. The contingency plan is short on some key details, leading Green to say Nutter is asking Council to write him a "blank check."
Did previous reports about the budget speak to this "contingency budget," or is Nutter actually trying to sneak this through under the cover of City Council?