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Wednesday, November 25

Happy Thanksgiving!

There has been a lot of contention in City Hall recently, and I, for one, am very happy to be getting away from it all for a few days. I'll be down in Brooklyn until Sunday, so please contact the newsroom via phone (583-8729) for any urgent needs.

Meanwhile, back in the city, I've heard that there could possibly be some last-minute budget wrangling before Monday's drop-dead deadline to adopt a 2010 budget. There are no additional meetings scheduled at this time, and it did not seem that Commissioner of Finance Ivins Jr. anticipated working further on the budget, but we'll see what happens as the City Council chews a lump of layoffs along with their turkey and stuffing.

I don't have anything firm to report at the moment, but stay tuned. Or maybe it won't happen at all. And uncomfortable feelings at Thanksgiving can be revisited at Hanukkah/Christmas time.

In any event, thanks for reading and have a great holiday -- if you can!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

In regards to City hall employment, the surprise on Monday 11/30 is that Fire Chief Cogan will announce his retirement. However the details and the appointment should go to incoming Mr. Wirth. It could possibly save 1 firefighter's job.
In Public Works, Executive Secretary, Donna Buckley has told Pat Design that she can do his job. What is Skippy thinking? Without McTygue and Design he needs to hire someone with related work experience not his laid off assistant.

November 28, 2009 at 2:50 PM 
Blogger stan said...

yeah, sure. i believe that account of the conversation.

December 1, 2009 at 6:40 PM 

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