When or what will is take to open the eyes of the political base in Townsend to accept and respect the will of the people.

Instead of presenting a balanced budget, they will again try to cajole the voters to write a blank check on an override ballot that has already been defeated twice in the democratic process. Instead of listing outright proposals and amounts, let's reach for the pie-in-the-sky.

I should think that they should probably do the job they were elected to do. Do what is necessary and try to deal with reality, not a Christmas/birthday wish list.