Report By Richard Geno
The Conservative Forum attendees on Tuesday night, July 12th, were treated to an incredible education on local matters, budget challenges and the problems faced by city councils and boards of supervisors. Two of the most dedicated public servants - San Jose City Councilman Pete Constant and County Board of Supervisors member Mike Wasserman - in the state of California appeared before The Conservative Forum, and spoke openly and candidly about fiscal matters, and addressed each and every one of them in a fiscally responsible manner.
San Jose City Councilman Pete Constantspoke first, and talked about the huge deficits that face the city council every year that somehow get balanced. He shared with the group that there are 178 square miles and 945,000 people in San Jose, and for the past 10 years, the city has been faced with budget deficits. One of the reasons is that the council has solved the problem one year at a time rather than make structural changes that would solve the problems for the foreseeable future.
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