Burrell's response? "Realistically, you can't completely cut your way out of this crisis." He continues on "without that (a tax increase), you will see our services severely impacted and our quality of life diminished."
Sound familiar? Hey Burrell, we feel your pain and have over the past 5 years. But here is how we say it: "I know children, but daddy just can't afford it right now. I haven't had a raise, the cost of my benefits have gone up, food prices are going up, gas prices are through the roof, and mommy no longer has job." Please understand, maybe you can play your sport next year. Maybe we can take a vacation next year". "Yes, I did get promoted, but now I'm not getting the raise I thought I was."
But one thing different from us and you Burrell? We can't legally stick a gun to the taxpayers head and demand more money like you can. We make due with less money and so should you and the rest of the departments.
Kind of sucks to be a DeKalb paramedic right now. But we do favor the elimination of the Director of Public Safety position.