Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed is attacking Mayor Francis Slay with a press release that feels very much like it's election season all over again. Slay, who had his formal inauguration last week -- kicking off his historic fourth term -- has proposed to cut funding to the city's official cable television channel and divert those funds to the police budget.
Sam Levin Francis Slay on election night.
Reed, who lost in his primary race to unseat Slay, is now slamming the move as a poorly thought out proposal that would decrease government transparency.
The response from the mayor's office is simple: Cops and crime-reduction efforts are just more important than a television channel.More »