Here we go again . . . Only this time it's the New Hartford Town Board which is in the process of putting together its 2007 budget and publicly discussed it for the first time at a special meeting yesterday.
"The board refused to supply the Observer-Dispatch with copies of preliminary budget sheets, which members referenced throughout the public meeting."
Why not? Is the board afraid of being second-guessed? Is there something in the details they don't want us to see?
"New Hartford resident Ed Blask said he had "complete confidence" the board will try to make the budget as cost effective as possible."
It's nice that Mr. Blask has confidence in the Town Board, but one has to wonder what it is based upon. Does he have inside information? Is he friends with someone on the board? The statement marginalizes anyone who questionsthe workings of the Town Board.
Keeping things secret does not inspire confidence.