Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Todd Stroger has a blog.
I got the idea for starting my own blog when I found out Barak Obama had started one.
I have been extremely busy working on the budget that is due shortly. I had a very limited amount of time to go over the extraordinarily large amount of details and data. I have worked very hard with Dr. Robert Simon, and he has been working very hard on the Health care budget. Actually everyone has been working very hard at balancing the Cook County Budget and I appreciate everyone's efforts, and they will not go unnoticed.
I have been unable to attend any public hearings due to the large amount of time I must spend on the budget. I don't have a minute to spare at this point. I am trying very hard to be fair to all departments, but the needs of the Cook County residents are very important to me. So is sticking to my campaign promise of not raising taxes as so many residents have expressed their importance of this.
I am trying very hard to start with a new budget on March 1st, a new improved budget to get Cook County moving in the right direction. I appreciate everyone's patience. I intend to keep Cook County moving in the right direction, and I have a lot of work ahead of me. I accept this challenge willingly, and will keep working with much ambition.