Annise Parker Dares You to Do a Better Job of Cutting the Budget

All you Monday Morning Quarterbacks and backseat drivers complaining about the city's budget -- now's your turn to see what you can do.

Mayor Annise Parker's office has put together an interactive web thingy that allows you to slash departments with abandon and see what results.

Unfortunately, it only shows budget results, not the groovy, free, no-hassle Houston we would live in if we got rid of HPD.

Parker writes:

Dear Fellow Houstonians,

A tight budget is like a corset -- it holds in some things and emphasizes others! My proposal closes our $130 million deficit and protects public safety, streamlines essential services, cuts waste -- and does not raise property taxes.

You can use the tools on this site to try your hand at closing our budget shortfall.

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