An article on MinnPost today describes the dysfunction of the Lake Elmo City Council. But at least that city has placed its full, approved 2016 budget document online.
Curiously, Hastings still has not placed the detailed 2016 budget online. It's bad enough that the budget line-item detail isn't made public before it's voted on and approved in December, but why not place it online? It's March next week.
And no, I'm not running for council. I would just like to see my city government do the bare minimum when it comes to informing people how it is spending our money - $25 million.
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Lake Elmo city budget is online. Why isn't ours?