(WHNT) - In this segment of Leadership Perspectives, Madison Mayor Troy Trulock talks about his first eight months in office.
He came in and immediately prepared to face sequestration, and thus, had to find more room to trim, even though city department heads were already operating on lean budgets.
Trulock then talks about the efficiency team that came in to review the city's expenses.
He also talks about the importance of continuing with the 10-year improvement plan, which includes more work on roads, Madison's library, parks and recreation and more phases of downtown revitalization.
Lastly, Trulock addresses the importance of the half-cent sales tax increase and why that wasn't the first resort.