Monday, March 27, 2006

Measuring fiscal responsibility

The more I look at Town Council Vice Chair Andy Upham's fiscal policy, the more I think he has the right concept, if not the right method.
When we have a business such as the Town of Gray we should be able to measure and track how that business is spending the money of it's investors - the taxpayers.
Upham's attempts to set goals and ways to measure achievement of those goals is a good step toward fiscal responsibility.
While his draft may present a cumbersome system for measurement, I look forward to a revamped policy that will be simpler and more easily followed.
Gray is growing by leaps and bounds, and the old ways of running the town should be changed to match and control that growth.
Do our readers agree? Or do our readers think Gray is fine without any fiscal policy whatsoever?
Nathan Tsukroff