SAN ANTONIO -- City Manager Sheryl Sculley laid out her plan for a balanced budget in 2011 to the City Council Thursday morning, which included eliminating 202 staff positions.(from KSAT-12)
The proposed $2.36 billion budget features $12 million in cuts, which are in response to declining sales and property tax revenues, and would set aside $15 million to help balance the budget in 2012, which Sculley anticipates will be another down year economically for San Antonio.
What a shocker! A governmental entity actually cutting spending in response to hard times while also planning for the financial future. Granted, the cuts and the set asides amount to only 1.144% of the entire budget, but at least they're not talking about raising taxes to make up for the shortfall.
Sculley gets a point from me for this one.