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Offering Suggestions to City Council

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The budget of the parks and recreation Department that you head is stretched to the limit. The city council seems unwilling to add any resources to support new programs you think would benefit the community. You have called a staff meeting to consider alternative sources of revenue, but now you are wondering if the council will be offended if you try to come up with funds on your own to do something they chose not to support. What would you do?

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The real question is who do you work for? Do you work for the city council or the community? It is ethically wrong to consider one's own job or worry about offending public officials if it means being able to offer greater services (or even continue to offer ...

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This solution discusses the following scenario: The budget of the parks and recreation Department that you head is stretched to the limit. The city council seems unwilling to add any resources to support new programs you think would benefit the community. You have called a staff meeting to consider alternative sources of revenue, but now you are wondering if the council will be offended if you try to come up with funds on your own to do something they chose not to support.

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