At the 9/13 Council meeting, Trudy Wade wondered why the City pays so much to maintain Center City Park (starts around 1:07:40 here).
This week's Manager's report shows that it's expensive to maintain a large park or public garden, and that we pay much less to maintain Center City Park than we spend on, say, the Bicentennial Garden.
Wade also brought up the fact that the City doesn't own the park, as if that's a bad thing, but in reality Greensboro got a really nice park built for it at no cost to taxpayers (a discussion of the ownership meanders through the comments beneath this post).
People sure love to hate that park.
Report also says City employee count has lagged population growth over the past five years.