Should the city run a budget deficit to provide a year-end bonus for its employees?
Asked at Hy-Vee, 4000 West Sixth St. on November 3, 2009
“I understand that the people getting the bonus probably deserve it, but I do not believe in deficits of any kind.”
“Yes they should because it sounds like the city made the error in not budgeting enough money for the bonuses and that isn’t the fault of the employees.”
“No, I don’t think they should do it this year because everybody is losing bonuses and suffering, and to have a deficit for that doesn’t seem to be a good idea.”
“To keep their employees happy, sure.”