“White privilege. White fear. White guilt. Ingrained, systemic racism is being revealed and yet many have been unable or unwilling to talk about it. The conversations need to start now. “
Nashua adopted a budget cap by its charter through a city-wide referendum in the year 1993. The cap on spending was enforced over a 25-year period, with only a few “override” votes, until the city government decided to permanently exclude about $17 million from the cap for sewer expenses through the adoption of an ordinance.