Lack of Leadership and Priorities Sets Bismarck Up For Major Problems
The latest pitch for higher taxes in Bismarck last night included the revelation that the city is on track for massive deficits if taxes are not drastically increased. However, no answers on how the city got to the point, or why this discussion only started in the last 9 months were provided. City staff are not responsible for the situation, but are being put in a position of explaining the lack of leadership by the city commission.
July 1st, 2016
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Yesterday's Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce Forum was sparsely attended with only about 35-40 local residents and business owners attending. While most of the information was the same as that presented at the February Townhall, the difference last night was thatrather than Mayor Mike Seminary making a political pitch, City Administrator Keith Hunke was making the finance argument. While he …