Are you ready for COUNCILMANIA 2011?

You may think City Council’s budget hearings, which began last week and continue through the beginning of May, are just a boring formality. But behind the drone of Council members and administration officials discussing the budget, there’s the drama of a WWE title fight.

Will Mean Bill Green hammer Nutter administration officials with questions? Can those officials defend their decision to forego major tax hikes or service cuts, when the city’s pension fund only has about half of what it needs to meet its obligations? Are department heads ready for cuts by Gov. Tom “The Slasher” Corbett, or will social services get body-slammed by the state budget?

On this week’s It’s Our Money podcast, Doron Taussig and Ben Waxman preview COUNCILMANIA 2011 and explain how you can get involved – without much work on your part. For more, visit

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