Houston City Council Member Mike Sullivan Talks About City’s Budget Problems

Houston City Council Member Mike Sullivan (District E) is weighing in on the budget battle at city hall.

As we reported, Controller Annise Parker is projecting  a $103 Million dollar shortfall, while Mayor Bill White’s office says the shortfall is between $20 – $40 Million.

We”ll hear more from the Mayor in a news conference this afternoon.

In the meantime, Sullivan gives his take on the bleak financial forecast.

He told 2 on the Beat that in addition to a drop in property and sales tax revenue, the city has also seen a decrease in the amount of money collected for traffic meters, traffic citations, city building permits and in other areas that contribute to the city’s $4 Billion annual operating budget.

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