Tuesday’s open line

We’re confused about the message sent by the Henderson City Council on Monday night. The council instituted a hiring freeze — a step that maybe would have been appropriate a year earlier, when the Finance and Intergovernmental Relations Committee first got word about the depleted fund balance — but also wrote a blank check for the Embassy Streetscape Project. For what it’s worth, we agree that the city should bite the bullet and stick with the brick; we just don’t like the idea of saying, “Spend whatever funds are necessary.” Anyway, the floor is open.