The number of the day is 27.
While council is discussing giving out money, there is a possibility that the city will have to layoff most city employees for the last two weeks of the year due to the city being out of money. The tax-and-spend democrats on Erie City Council can't seem to make any spending cuts. Council also can't count very well either because they didn't figure in the last payroll of the year into the budget. There are 27 payrolls that needed to be met for 2004 instead of the 26 they budgeted.
From Erie PA and Life, with thanks to Eden for the link.