City budget: reactions

There’s an Irish expression, an béal bocht a chur ort, to play poor mouth, meaning to exaggerate one’s hardships to coax money out of people. In response to a very generous city budget, the SPVM says it’s millions in debt because of all the overtime it pays. They have it down.

Other budget reaction pieces Wednesday: both landlords and tenants are worried about the tax increases, as are building owners who are neither. On the other hand, tax on commercial properties is not being felt to be unreasonable, according to La Presse.