Little Rock has announced public hearings on the budget beginning next week. Since we’ll be deficit spending again (based on regular revenue, not one-time money), I’d suggest saving the $200,000 subsidy Mayor Mark Stodola continues to insist on giving to his traveling buddies/political supporters at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce — at a minimum until they comply with the FOI provision in the sham city “services contract.” The Chamber welfare could hire 5-6 police officers.

Should the city give 4 percent raises at every level of employment, including for elected officials and $100,000-plus employees?


What’s being done to get the adult center on 12th Street reopened?

Ask your own. The meetings:


6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, Southwest Community Center, 6401 Baseline
5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, Dunbar Community Center, 1001 W. 16th
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, Northwest police substation, 10001 Kanis Road
7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, Roosevelt Thompson Library, 38 Rahling Road.