Seems after excruciating review by the 7 Processing Clerks, aka Edison Council, all they could come up with is a net increase in Appropriations of $33,079.06 and a corresponding net increase of $33,079.06 in Revenues, which has a Net Effect on LANKEY'S 2017 MUNI-TAX RATE OF $1.288 OF:
ZILCH, NADA, NOTHING
So, the Council's Amended Rate is the Same as Lankey's Introduced Rate for 2017.
In other words, yet another Non-Amended Council Amendment.
If you're keeping score, Lankey Raised the Muni-tax by 15.4% over his 1st four-year term and Council reviewed those four budgets and came up with a Council Amended rate of 15.4%.
Don't you just like living in the 'DemBadLands' of Downtown Edison where a Local Dem-Party Oligarchy rules the nest?
Here's the amendment up for vote Wednesday night. The handwritten scribble is mine:
Anyhoo, kind of a sad commentary on the Powers that Be to make the People of Edison wait some 206 Days into the Budget year before they get around to approving a Budget - especially something with such insignificant changes as this silly amendment proposes.