The 2009 budget comes up for approval at a special council meeting on Monday, May 11.
Check it out -- $50.966 million from "Other Sources"? Damn! That's 60% of the budget!
Inside Langford reports: "The five year plan is interesting as it seems to have budgeted the assumption of receiving several grants,* an apparently unusual accounting technique (the more common technique appears to be to adjust your five-year plan after receiving a grant, than budgeting as if you were going to receive it when you don’t know whether you will or not)."
And don't worry about asking questions about the budget -- there's no public participation on the agenda for this meeting.
Update: The budget was passed without a single comment. So there.
Updated update: $32 million in grants for the allegedly "private-funded" Bear Mountain Interchange were rejected, possibly because handing federal money to private companies is considered corrupt or something.
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