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“TRANSPARENCY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT”
This week: Yelm Budget

“TRANSPARENCY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT”

“The Yelm City Council will take public comments on the draft 2012 City of Yelm budget until the regular City Council meeting of December 13, 2011, at 6:00 PM at the Public Safety Building.”

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from the City of Yelm 2012 Preliminary Budget presentation to the City Council.

This is the public’s last chance to comment on the 2012 Draft budget.

Ed. Note:
No one usual comes to these hearings, so again this year, the budget hearing should be short.
Why do Yelm citizens not take an interest in their government?

The Library Building Fund has $26,083 listed.
Unknown what this means since Yelm citizens are ending 2011 not knowing what their tax burden is going to be to buy a $1 million library condo.

In closing:
Keven Graves is quoted from his November 25, 2005 editorial in the local newspaper:
“We (he & then Mayor-elect Harding) agree that a transparent government is better government.”

Since Yelm citizens do not demand transparency, the city can post any budget figures they wish and no one will comment.

– An unaware and uninvolved public are Yelm City Council’s greatest allies in carrying forth their agenda.

Posted by Steve on December 12, 2011 at 5:07 am | Permalink

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