Thursday, August 07, 2014
Wither the community budget circus?
In previous years of his administration, Mayor Landrieu has made a show of holding a series of community meetings during the late summer in order to cultivate the appearance of public input into city budgeting priorities.
Of course the budget is arrived at ahead of time and the meetings have no significant impact but they can be entertaining nonetheless. They're the kind of thing you might take a date to see if you're bored in August. At the 2012 District B meeting Sandra Hester got herself arrested for no particular purpose. I took some video of it here.
Anyway, it feels like time to roll out this year's tour dates but everything seems pretty quiet.