Thursday, January 29, 2015

Spilka on Ways and Means.... Town Manager cancels State of the Town speech

Framingham should thank the new Senate Pres Rosenberg for picking Karen Spilka for W&M’s Chair. While I have and will continue to try to understand her thinking, (we’re the same age and grew up on different planets) I do have faith that she will be fair and reasonable in dealing with the budget. The best thing for us is that  Framingham has never really gotten the attention we deserve and now that Karen is there, Framingham has someone that can keep us in mind.

The eagerly awaited State of the Town presentation by the Town Manger was postponed. We learned that by e mail, because the bulk mailing with the notice had some issues and did not go out in time and as we heard from Mr. Halpin, he thought it would be better to roll out the report closer to Town Meeting. I may be wrong, not the first time, but I think by the time of his presentation, all budgets will be in ink and there will be little to no time to vet with the public before TM.  By the time we get to TM, the narrative will be rehearsed and not easily changed. The time to review the ruff budget is now.


At February 6, 2015 at 5:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just curious if they have set a new date for this State of the Town report? Sounds to me like they are going to just blow it off.

At February 6, 2015 at 6:44 PM , Blogger jim Pillsbury said...

From what I hear.... they will present before TM. But things might be changing in the budget due to the high price tag for all the storms that are still coming. That extra million or 2 may interfere with their plans.

At March 11, 2015 at 12:49 PM , Blogger jim Pillsbury said...

More news on Karen. She evidently has hired former selectman Dennis Giombetti. What possible role could he play in her political future?


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