THURSDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: Here's a letter Ritter sent to his colleagues on the council outlining the upcoming process.
So, the budget is done. Now enter charter reform.
In a letter to the Hartford Charter Revision Commission, Councilman Matt Ritter wants to make sure that at least one thing is different come the next budget cycle: should the city council not be able to approve a budget in a year when revenues are down, it shouldn't be forced to adopt the prior year's budget and, in some eyes, "spend money it does not have."
In the "related links" box you'll find Ritter's letter to the city's Charter Revision Commission, which is presenting its recommendations to the city council. A ballot measure could be ready by this fall.