Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mayor ChoiLankey's 8.3% Tax Hike Budget in 'DemBadLands' - by line item?!?

Well, at least for me, Mayor ChoiLankey has yet to bridge the credibility gap between his 2014 Muni Budget rhetoric and his Introduced Budget numbers. You just can't cry wolf and ambush people with such a huge tax increase without it being noticed. And certainly, Senor Lankey owes the people of Downtown Edison a better explanation than he's offered so far.

So, while I can't take this 2014 Muni Budget seriously, you may want to see what's in it and where the changes are by line item. Now, I don't know about you, but who wants to go through some 60+ pages of budget numbers to see what's happening and what's changing. I certainly don't. So, I just entered his budget numbers into an Excel file and created a pivot table so you can sort and arrange the data anyway you want to see it and easily find what you're looking for.

Here's a summary of where the changes are:
Here's the Revenue Pivot Table (set on Local Revenue accounts):
Here's the Appropriations Pivot Table (set on Salaries & Wages accounts):
Anyhoo, anyone interested in having this file, you're welcome to it - just drop me a note.

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