Statement from Councilman Mike DeFusco on 2019 Budget Adoption
Councilman Mike DeFusco is releasing the following statement in response to comments made by Mayor Ravi Bhalla concerning last night's 2019 budget adoption:
"Mayor Bhalla's distorted view of reality when it comes to the municipal budget is almost as troubling as his continual misuse of taxpayer resources for his own petty politics. The DCA absolutely did not reject the city budget as the Mayor said in his political attack delivered on a city platform, and the only potential job cuts in this budget will come from a bloated Mayor's office that has increased its spending by 40% over the prior administration and engaged in highly questionable political hit jobs. It's unfortunate Mayor Bhalla feels the need to keep personally attacking two dedicated community leaders who have done so much for our city in Councilwomen Giattino and Fisher, and I hope that all residents can see through his bizarre rhetoric and understand that the City Council is doing its job to protect taxpayers while the Mayor only cares about political attacks."