Keep the ax visible!

By Chuck Kajer

During a time of tight money, it's more important than ever for local levels of government to keep citizens advised on what is being done to balance the budgets for cities, counties and school districts. Residents want to know what is on the chopping block and make sure local officials are held accountable for whatever decisions they make.

But the League of Minnesota Cities seems to think its member cities should be able to make these decisions without public oversight.

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