|From the Reporter|
|The release of Mayor Jerry Sanders’ penultimate budget, which devastates city branch library and recreation center hours, leaves him one more budget cycle to solve the city’s recurring financial gap before he’s termed out. |
|What I Found Most Interesting|
|Even if Sanders keeps his promise to end the long-term deficit, the solution could be a city that leaves its libraries and recreation centers mostly dark.|
|What I’m Watching For|
|Though three City Council members praised Sanders for working with them and restoring unpopular cuts to the Fire Department, the council could try to push back against reductions to library and recreation center hours.