"We're in tough fiscal times and will be for some time to come," he said.
This is exactly the kind of waste we need to eliminate in tough fiscal times.
Still, he noted that many city projects would have to be delayed until better fiscal times.
But in very difficult fiscal times, I personally don't think that's the answer.
Many of the proposed cuts can certainly be defended in tough fiscal times.
Opponents question the cost of the project, especially during such difficult fiscal times.
It's being done for all the right reasons; even in these tough fiscal times, this is worth the investment.
But most of these offices were eliminated in the 2003 California budget due to difficult fiscal times.
But like most American cities, it's weathering fiscal hard times.
In 1994, an era of tough fiscal times had returned to the city.