If you’ve been listening to Karen Ceppa-Hirko for the past year then it comes as no surprise that we (The City) are broke, but if you’re like the clueless council this is shocking news.
"It just seems like a lot has come to together in a short amount of time to create the proverbial perfect storm," Councilman Bill Barrett said.
- That’s only because you haven’t been listening when Karen was ringing the warning bell for the past YEAR!
Councilman Tony George said on Thursday he too was in the dark, but hoped to learn more from Leighton before Monday's meeting.
- That’s only because you ask way too many questions Tony, and you don't just sitting there bobbling you head like your counterparts.
"I can only stress that we can't be doing this every year," Barrett said
- Well Wake Up Bill, and stop rubberstamping every last thing Da King Slides you.
Ending the year with a deficit simply isn't an option, Mc-Laugh-lin said
- We in the real world call that a distressed city, where the Governor audits the city, and send your boss to jail.
"We're definitely in trouble, financially," council President Mike Merritt said. "What we need to do is have a budget that's sustainable.
- WOW Mikey you sound like Karen!
"We shouldn't be spending every nickel of what we have," Barrett said
- Here’s a thought Bill, stop taking your lavish trips for God knows what.
When The Citizens' Voice asked how much revenue the city has collected this year, the city responded by processing it as a Right-To-Know request that could take five days or more. Although the city could immediately provide the information, spokesman Drew Mc-Laugh-lin said Friday that officials did not have the resources to do so.
Welcome to Wilkes Barre Chris, if you ask a question, and they don’t want you to know, that is the standard response. Then they will require a 30 day extension, due to numerous requests, and finally give you outdated information.
Wake Up Wilkes Barre