Sunday, December 5, 2010

Will there or won't there be a Monday meeting on the gap-closing?

In three days, the District will have a new FY 2011 budget; the City Council will vote on a gap-closing plan on December 7.   All expect the council plan to undo some of the decisions made by Mayor Adrian Fenty in his late November gap-closing proposal.   Some anticipated changes include the scaling back of cuts to the safety net and increasing revenue perhaps by adding a new income tax bracket.

The Examiner's Freeman Klopott reported last week "The council is expected to gather on Monday for a public meeting in which members are likely to hammer out the details of a tax increase."   But the Monday public meeting is not a done deal.   Council insiders report that Council Chairman Vince Gray is not sure a meeting is required to hash out the wants of the other 12 CMs.   Gray will make the decision sometime today.

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