Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Where is Mesa on the state budget?

We got a press release from the Governor's office announcing the individuals and organizations who have signed on as supporters of her budget plan. You can check out the fairly impressive list here.

The list includes East Valley Partnership and ASU President Michael Crow as well as others who represent the East Valley. What was interesting to note, however, was that the list doesn't contain anyone from the Mesa City Council or the Mesa Chamber of Commerce. As we have discussed before, the other budget options that are out there could have some serious repercussions for Mesa's already fragile budget.

If Mesa isn't supporting this option, what other options are out there? With the budget crisis creeping towards our state with each passing day, what should be done? Before cuts are made, we still maintain that the decision should be given a chance to go to the voters. Maybe we will get some clarity from the Arizona Supreme Court today.