This is the e-mail answer we received from the office of Councilman Jim Madaffer in our attempts to explain his office’s 21-percent deficit for fiscal year 2006:

We stored up savings from last year. As a result of our successful managing of resources we were able to apply savings for the additional resources we need to get the job done for our communities. We chose to make a bigger investment in our district this year.

However, this e-mail still doesn’t specifically answer our inquiry. We’ve put in another request for more specifics.

Read the This Just In entries below for a further explanation of this issue.


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