By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The District is in such dire financial straits — one city lawmaker characterized it as a "crisis" — that officials are considering cuts to such sancrosant agencies as public safety and schools to ward off a growing fiscal 2011 deficit and a looming $345 million budget gap in 2012.
"I think you will see there are areas you can trim without an adverse effect on service delivery to the citizens," he said.
"Hopefully, they go back and evaluate the budget and they won't need to have to cut police or fire," he said. "But if cuts need to be made, let us have the opportunity to sit at the table and be a part of the decision-making process."