"City Human Resources Director Sheila Maerz speaks with passion about the program, saying, "Developing a person is far better than developing job skills." She said employees in the past have trained outside their job requirements and gone on to bigger, more important roles within city government.
Maerz said in years past the program has often gone over budget, so the cuts proposed will be more dramatic than they appear. For instance, she said the program spent $194,000 in the last year for which she had figures."*
Question: If city departments are allowed to go over budget anyway, then why bother having a budget and why bother going to all the trouble of having the City Council approve it?
It appears it's just a piece of paper and departments can go over budget on programs anyway.
"The cuts proposed will be more dramatic than they appear."
Give me a break.