So I had planned on writing a whole post on the new numbers from FAAS to the City, it was a project I really wasn’t looking forward to because the budgets that were submitted were not necessarily in the same format as before so it was fairly opaque.
When I went to the City’s website to review their budget numbers, I found this page:
Which was surprising because it was a fully fleshed out page with all this information about the process. I immediately visited the FAAS website which had an update less than a week ago that was fairly defensive, but instead this was up under the “Fair Funding from the City” tab:
I think folks, despite the meddling through numerous Council Referrals a detente may have finally been reached between FAAS and the City. I hope that FAAS has communicated that to their supporters, particularly one that will be sitting in the closed session to not prolong the process unnecessarily in the way that only she is capable of.
As Jim Oddie suggested at the last meeting, the continuous public battles probably was not great for this process and allowing the two sides to sit down and hash out an agreement that worked out for the benefit of both sides is hopefully going to produce better outcomes than having overzealous supporters tilting at every windmill.