Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark, NJ actually is cutting his budget and still providing essential services to his city. He has even asked city departments to cut 10% – 15% from expenditures where they can. He’s doing this all while ramping up public safety. Newark has been praised for their attention to public safety. Crime has dropped 30% in one year.
I suggest we take up a collection to have Dave take a trip to Newark and mentor Cory for a couple of weeks.