CITY BUDGET: After an initial budget hearing two weeks ago that left none of the city commissioners filling satiated, they meet again at 6 p.m. today for a final agreement on packing the sausage or topping the pizza — pick your favorite analogy. On the menu: whether to reduce property taxes and how much, a homeless initiative pushed by Mayor Mutz, and details of a pension boost for lower-paid city retirees | Budget summary | Current and previous budgets

TOOJAY’S: Restaurant critic Eric Pera laments the passing of kosher-style delis and praises the execution of the style by TooJay’s at Oakbridge Square, part of a Florida chain. He gives the food 3 1/2 stars, a decline from the 4 stars awarded in February 2015.

THINGS TO DO: Christian rock by Classic Petra Revival Friday at Victory Church | Family-friendly comedy by Brian Regan Friday at RP Funding Center

Source: The Ledger

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