Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero doesn't impress with office cuts
January 10, 2006
Our new mayor in Lansing, MI, Virg Bernero, says he's trying to be an example for other city employees by cutting his office budget by $66,000.
The mayor and the city council will be facing a massive budget shortfall in the next fiscal year and employees will be asked to make sacrifices, I'm sure. So, the mayor will go without one extra employee in his office.
Should we be impressed?
How about the city-owned Cadilac CTS that the mayor drives. What if they sell that? To be an example, he should be driving his own car which I'm sure is much more modest. He needs to show that he's not afraid to make a personal sacrifice if he wants his employees to do the same.
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