Measure K opponent and backer request blue-ribbon committee
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Leaders of the pro and anti-Measure K camps called on the Salinas City Council last night to form a blue-ribbon citizens' committee to scour the city's budget for savings. Brett Landon, chairman of the No on K campaign, and Steve Ish co-chair of A Penny for Peace, want to bring together the opposing sides to come up with ways to offset a projected $9 million budget deficit for next fiscal year."The bottom line is we are going to take the budget and we are going to take it apart," Landon says. "We are going to have some findings and suggestions and present that to council."
Landon adds that the committee would also include representatives from labor, business, and an accountant. Ish and Landon requested that the City Council put the committee on the agenda for consideration at next council meeting.