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More on this tonight. It's ironic that the two local Mayors, Anderson and Weger, that supported the MR/DD levy are featured in stories about funds, costs, etc.
Below is a table taken from Willoughby's FY 2008 budget. This is the most recent information available online on Willoughby's website. Look at FY 2008 and see if there isn't a whole category that can be cut.
Willoughby Budget Table 2008
A cursory inspection of the table in the above PDF document will reveal that in the Fiscal Year 2008 the City of Willoughby spent $2.3 million on what the Finance Director labeled "leisure time activities."
Bet your bottom dollar the City of Willoughby did not come close to making up that $2.3 million in green's fees at the Golf Course, pool passes, etc. That's means the City of Willoughby spent the lion's share of $2.3 million on "liesure time activities."
A City spent $2.3 million on leisure time activities? So let's get this straight. Dave Anderson says that Cities still have to supply the same services despite the recession and funds drying up. But, he spent $2.3 million on leisure time activities?
At least Willoughby Hills cut the whole recreation budget.
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