Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dallas can't Cut it's Way to Economic Stability

The City of Dallas is facing a budget shortfall, just like most cities. The tendency, during times like this is to look for areas to trim the budget. That's understandable. The problem is that all too often budget cuts impact the most vulnerable citizens disproportionately.

My latest column in the Dallas Morning News addresses the impact of cuts in a couple of significant areas - at least significant to the areas where the people we at Central Dallas Ministries work with and care about, live. At some point cutting budgets becomes detrimental to the goal of revitalizing distressed neighborhoods and you have to make a decision to invest in these communities for long term benefit.

You can find the article by clicking on the link below.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/northsouth/viewpoints/stories/0724dnedi_britt.e909725.html

1 comment:

Shawn Williams said...

I really enjoyed your DMN column. You are right, the city can't preach development and the cut programs like those you mentioned. I do hope the city can come up with a good budget because it's important that we be fiscally responsible in these times. I look forward to helping to change the winds in any way that I can.