No I will give you my thoughts and again not arts mine but could be his.
Rt 3 you actively pursue good business with tiff districting and feasibility studies. Aldis not the type I am referring to.
City hall I would cut inspection dept as the old guys in the cars can't read blueprints or are engineers like you implied. FD taught BOCA building codes and construction to know how to fight fires in them. Plus can further train cheaper than employees. Plus get rid of all those vehicles. Combine risk management with ESDA and ambulance billing. Send 10% of ambulance bulling to the FD budget for buying and upkeep of ambulances. No vehicles taken home except chiefs and detectives. Mayor can buy his own car! Now Art does agree with that I know.
Funding the pensions from a utility tax and bond like many communities that failed to pay in did.
Ed caused the pension problem. You state that I ramble cause you don't want decent against ed. You have always just say ed is good but give no reasons and you don't even know what he is running on and voting for him.
Art knows rt3 needs huge development, diversity in business, emergency services taken care of, storm drains repaired, better qualified people at city hall instead of friends.
Years ago I read post from you, opinionated and few others and same old good ole boy club politics with no direction given but the sane excuses for why it has not been done yet. Then you have alderman unopposed and don't even attempt to talk to voters which is lazyiness.