10 Make all them fancy downtown bars and restaurants go away, at least until they put a damn cheeseburger on the menu
9 Open Air Museum triples price for yearly visitations, with pass outs no longer allowed
8 Laid-off policemen and firemen to set up coffee can toll booths at major approaches
7 Sell by-the-day tent space on the lawn of CM Price’s rental properties
6 Ron Craig auctions Historical Preservation Commission on Ebay, graciously kicks back 10% of proceeds
5 Get rid of all that fancy, expensive new fire equipment, just use the old ones sitting there in that nasty old Coyle building
4 My cousin Vinnie agrees to be narcotics cop at half the going rate
3 Kick off inspirational “How Low Can We Go” propaganda campaign, with Dan Coffey as namesake chairman
2 All councilwomen agree to drive a hybrid Lexus until the crunch eases
1 Bring back the Asian health spa for downtown stress relief
Indeed, living NA-style means the next crisis is never very far away.
New Albany City Council says no to plan to balance budget; City primed to being 2011 with a near $3.7 million deficit, by Daniel Suddeath (News & Tribune)
... Council members Diane McCartin-Benedetti, Dan Coffey, Steve Price, Kevin Zurschmiede and Jeff Gahan voted against the EDIT appropriation. The latest proposal — which entailed using multiple boards and funds to shift money to cover the shortfall — called for proceeds from a 2008 revenue bond to be used to pay backthe EDIT account for the $1.7 million expenditure.