Only in Pottstown! Our illustrious Missy Mayor, Bonnie Heath is upset with Pottstown’s new $38.9 million budget. In an effort to cut frivolous expenditures and luxuries we cannot afford, her $300.00 Mayor’s budget was reduced to $50.00. Well cry me a big fat river! I find this absolutely amazing for several reasons:
a. Bonnie was whining about eating “fuel costs” for attending events. Excuse me, but the last time I checked, driving around a 5 square-mile borough does not exactly use much gas. You might consider buying a more fuel-efficient vehicle if gas to drive around Pottstown is such a strain on your budget. You already require a free ticket to attend an event! Or better yet, don’t make unauthorized and secret trips to Norristown to undermine binding votes of Council you disagree with. That would save a couple bucks!
b. Does the totally ceremonial position of mayor even need a “budget” to be a ribbon-cutter and baby-kisser? I think not!
c. Considering the state of the economy and the state of Pottstown; does this petty whining about $250.00 seem out of touch with reality to anyone else? People are starving, a large percentage of PSD students are on reduced or free lunch, homes are being foreclosed, jobs are hard to come by and our mayor has the chutzpah to carp about her “budget” being cut when we are trying to avoid raising taxes!
Two Roy’s Rants thumbs down for this selfish behavior from a public servant. Why don’t you try being part of the solution instead of being part of the problem, Bonnie!