If anyone tells you that they predicted the budget woes that the city of Kuna went through the past year, ask that person how many budget hearings they went to last year. In fact, if anyone tells you they have all the answers to any of the city’s problems, ask them what they did about it — really did about it. Sitting around the coffee shop expounding on their wisdom doesn’t count.
As I’ve written before, democracy doesn’t reside at the end of the bar bellyaching about some stupid decision the city made. Democracy resides in the place where those decisions get made.
Well, here’s your chance. The city of Kuna will be going into a series of budget hearings over the next few weeks to hammer out the 2009-10 budget, which begins in October. You don’t have to go to all of the hearings. Maybe just pick one or two.
Check out the full schedule in this week's Kuna Melba News. If you can't make it to the hearings but still want to be heard, send me a letter to the editor. Our city officials will see it and take it into consideration.