This morning I received a harshly worded email from a resident challenging me to provide an example where Mayor Ken Short lied, cheated, or attempted to deceive.
In the final sentence of an article in yesterday's Observer Tribune, Ken Short states the following in reference to the 2009 municipal budget:
"Last year was our most difficult year, but we reduced spending by 5 percent"
The reporter, who wrote the article, has verified this is exactly what Mayor Short said.
What makes this statement a lie or an attempt to deceive, is the simple verifiable fact the 2009 Washington Township Municipal Budget (page 4) contained a spending INCREASE of $273,090 or 1.6% over the prior year.
I rest my case.