Our opinion: Communication improves between City officials

Published 8:06 am Sunday, August 27, 2023

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At Tuesday night’s Selma City Council meeting, Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. made this observation to the Selma City Council.

“Communication has improved between us,” Perkins said. “There’s a lot of work to be done, but’s improving.”

We are glad to see and hear that positive exchange, especially regarding budget negotiations for the 2024 Fiscal Budget proposed by Perkins.

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From where we sit, the budget is the biggest topic in the Queen City.

For the sake of Selma residents, we need both sides to work together on passing a $22.6 million budget.

We expect hard-nosed negotiations between Perkins and the city council before the Sept. 30 deadline and appreciate the fact that the lines of communication have improved.

That’s all we can ask for.