In my attempt to increase communication with all employees in the SDJ I asked Steve Schlomann to help me set up a Blog. I would like to try this venue in order to hear from more of you. About 10% of our 1400 employees contact me regularly through e mail, instant message, text and phone. I would like to increase this number to at least 50%. Here is my first topic and it is a big one with lots of componants. I would ask that you read the budget information that you received in the Jan/Feb newsletter. This will give you some background information. There have also been several articles in the Gazette and information in the Board packets on the budget. The Board packet for 2/8/11 posted on our website will also include valuable information. I only ask that as you post you identify yourself and be respectful.