Six years ago I ran for assembly on a platform to create a sustainable fiscal plan for the municipality. It has taken a lot of time and effort, but next year, for the first time, we will be beginning the budget discussions without a large multimillion dollar deficit. We have gotten there by paying attention to our six-year fiscal plans and managing accordingly.
Having a sustainable budget never comes with easy decisions or choices. My husband and I have two grandsons and are expecting a granddaughter in March. As a parent and a grandparent, this is a healthy legacy we must leave for future generations.