|Hey! Let's watch our spending! P.S. Vote for me!|
It was surprising that councilman Mike Garza put forth the suggestion that the city perhaps start thinking about a hiring freeze in the near future. What was MORE surprising was that Garza also recommended that the seedy council "police themselves" and look at finding ways to not spend as much. Borrowing on a Washington idea, Garza suggested that no expense should be authorized unless it can be offset by some sort of revenue.
Watch out Laredo, some of the other names for revenue include "taxes, fees and fines". I guess with the city leaders recently going on a $112,000 spending binge in our nation's capitol, Garza is going into campaign mode and starting to gradually slip into his fiscal conservative costume.