"Tonight I voted with the Mansfield City Council Finance Committee Chairman & 3rd Ward Councilman and with the 5th Ward Councilman to delay passage of the 2015 city budget until March 3rd. In doing this, we felt the people of Mansfield deserve more time to review their city budget.
As representatives of this great city, it is our job to support the people and not simply vote because of a rushed demand signaled by the Administration. We have to make decisions based upon the will of the people and what we believe to be in the best interests of our fellow citizens.
The budget was introduced to Council and to the public 4-days ago. Our request for 14 more days was within reason, but not in our favor tonight.
However, the budget we did pass tonight appears to be fair and without major red-flags. I will continue to keep a close eye on our city budget and work with my colleagues to help hold accountability checks in place."