How will you address budget constraints in consolidated government, including the parish budget, from your position on the city council

Joyce Linde
Joyce Linde
Candidate for City Council District 4

Obviously, this will take time to study and understand the transition that took place with deconsolidation and to keep in mind that the City and Parish have to co-exist peacefully.

Nanette Cook
Nanette Cook
Candidate for City Council District 4

For the past three budget hearings we have had to address budget constraints and review each department's budget plan for both city and parish. In doing this we have made some adjustments where possible to ensure fiscal responsibility. As a city council member I will be responsible for the city budget and will continue to look for ways to fund services needed and expected by the public. One example will include review of service contracts to determine their costs and benefits to the public. As a member of the parish as well, we will work together with both councils to ensure fiscal stability in both budgets.