Archive: April, 2012


Challenges in Carbondale’s Future

Reflections on the City’s economic future Over the last few weeks, as I prepared our taxes and pored over the City budget, I have taken stock of what the future might hold. Here are some of my thoughts on the threats and opportunities that lie ahead. Headline: Carbondale is a destination for thousands of visitors. […]

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City Council – Finalizing the Budget

The most important items on this week’s City Council meeting deal with next year’s budgets. These include are two ordinances that adopt the City and the Library 2013 budgets, a resolution approving the 5-year Community Investment Program. In addition, we are asked to approve an ordinance adopting a 2 percent increase for non-bargaining unit employees, […]

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Budget Discussion Tonight

City Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Tonight’s City Council meeting is primarily devoted to public discussion of the budget. There are few other items, as well. Budget Hearing The annual public hearing on the budget precedes the regular Council meeting. The linked agenda item contains the City Manager’s transmittal letter, which gives an overview of […]

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