Fayetteville budget impasse: Matthew Petty rides to Coody’s defense? | Street Jazz

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fayetteville budget impasse: Matthew Petty rides to Coody’s defense?

Posted By on Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 12:04 AM

In the wake of news that three - and perhaps four - Fayetteville aldermen are taking umbrage at the budget submitted by the Coody administration, which once again dips into city reserves, Ward 2 alderman candidate Matthew Petty has issued a press release, with the rather engaging title:

Alderman shirk responsibility by threatening budget boycott

In his statement, Petty writes:

The Alderman threatening to boycott are shirking and forfeiting their fiduciary responsibilities. As we move forward through these talks, it is critical that we have every option available to us. It is the duty of the Mayor and his administration to present their overview of our city and the best budget as they see it; the City Council has a complementary duty, and that is to act as the public's due diligence representatives by amending the budget as they see fit.

He has written more, but you get the point.

Not a word in the press release takes Dan Coody to task for dipping into Fayetteville’s financial reserves. Petty now runs the risk that people will now and forever link his name and Dan Coody’s, come election day.


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