10 weeks late, few have keys to unlock mysteries for how taxpayer’s money to be spent
By JOSH RESNEK
The veil of secrecy has finally been lifted.
The city’s 2021 budget has been uploaded to the city’s website.
Eric Demas, the city’s Chief Financial Officer, who doubles as the mayor’s Minister of Financial Propaganda, has finally posted the city’s budget to the City of Everett’s website.
Only ten weeks after the start of the fiscal year, Demas has produced what he would likely call, “a masterpiece.”
Like a mystery thriller novel, only he and the mayor have the keys to unlock its secrets to taxpayers.
Not bad for government work, that is, the convoluted budget ten weeks late.
The newly elected Mayor of Taunton managed to present her budget to the Taunton City Council on June 2, 2020, a little late, but well in advance of the July 1st start of the fiscal year.
It appears there are two Everett city budgets.
When we refer to the City of Everett Budget, we need to be very careful about what version of the budget we are talking about.
Is it the budget that was posted to the City of Everett website on or about September 9th?
To avoid that confusion, we will call it the September Final Budget.Continue reading City budget still a riddle