St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will deliver his annual budget address Aug. 11, and it won’t be pretty.
That is, the 2010 budget message will have to deal with an ugly financial outlook: unallotment, falling tax revenues and an economic climate that does not translate into lower taxes and more services. Coleman’s been one of the main critics of the governor’s budget cuts, particularly in state aid to local governments.
An eye-catching item in the speech announcement — at least for me, now that I don’t patrol the streets of downtown St. Paul everyday — was the location of the noon event: Cray Plaza. To most of us, that’s the complex formerly known as Galtier Plaza. (And there are some who still, late at night, call the building Latimer’s Folly.)