Good points Miles regarding the economic situation now and what is happening with Santa Clara. I have to commend Chuck Reed as he is stepping up to the plate and acting like an elected senior official should act with regard to layoffs.
What happens if the economy just keeps spinning? High unemployment, high fuel prices, along with a possible slowdown-then what. Just hypothetically what would happen if the revenue doesn’t come into the city coffers? What happens then when our elected officials are forced into a corner. Better to take the unpleasant action sooner than later I would say!