City council and city staff are making it quite clear what they believe our role as taxpayers is.
We are no more than mules who haul our tax money down to city hall and give it to them to spend as they wish.
After the $416 million public safety bond was approved city staff told city council that they did not want a citizen advisory board to participate in the bond spending.
The most common objection to creating the board seemed to be that the board would delay construction.
They probably think that they are smarter than all of the citizens of the city and that no lowly citizen could give them any advice that might make the projects better.
Pay attention to the fact that our mayor voted to break the tie and deny the creation of the board.
Shame on him.
We deserve better