Pete Aviotti, Listen to yourself in this piece. You sound just like any political hack in this city or country. Maybe that's the real problem.
Subsequently, each following year, if there was leftover money, I gave the mayor the balance by personal check made out to "Willie W. Herenton" and labeled "discretionary fund."
Read Pete's viewpoint at http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/may/14/sometimes-reporting-feels-like-hounding/