- It was an election year
- Given the current economic reality of the state facing huge deficits it's not about to allow cities to raise sales taxes
- AND, Mayor Suttle never convinced anyone in the legislature that he had done enough to cut and implement efficiencies.
WHAT HAS CHANGED? This is a mayor who recommended $11 million in new spending this year, a mayor that recommend a total increase in spending of $44 million in his budget for 2011. Where are the efficiencies? Where are the cuts? WHAT HAS CHANGED?