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Great Falls Election 2005 OK, it’s not exactly the slickest-looking weblog, but it works: Great Falls Election 2005! Not much there yet, but it’s a start. Comments are welcome by anyone, and anyone can register and make a post of their own: citizen asking a question of candidates, or candidate posting his or her views or platform. Some basic rules of engagement: be nice, no flaming, no slander, etc. What do you think – will this work?



  1. Jim, that’s a pretty broad topic:) Have you ever reviewed the City budget? It’s posted online at the city website. Take a real close look at it and tell me if you can make heads or tails of it.
    Then look again at individual items in each department under the heading of interfund transfers. Some of these funds are designated as “enterprise funds,” which mean that that are designated to make that department self-supporting. When an enterprise fund from the Water Department is set aside for IT in the amount of $1500, and only $900 of it is used for IT services, where does the rest of the money go? It should go back to the point of origin, right? Well, it goes into the General Fund instead, where it is used to fund other services.
    Just one example of the fiscal slack that needs to be taken up…I could go on, and will, but I’m out of time for this morning.

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