City of Brookfield budget online

I have a copy, but am much happier linking to their version. In particular, read this numbers summary for the bottom line.

Revenues are puny for 2010. Expenses aren’t held in line like they could be, but the bottom line fits, so there won’t be much of a push to cut costs further. Without even looking at the detail I can speculate that one position retiring from the assessors office won’t be replaced.

Like I said, it’s going to be darn hard to argue with this budget. Perhaps a few will do the right thing and try anyway. There’s always room.