Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring hosted Acting Phoenix Budget and Research Department Director Jeff Barton in his latest episode of On the Issues, his monthly online and cable television show. Shortly after recording the show, Barton was named the permanent director of the department. During the interview, the councilman and the director discussed the city’s budget in detail, including the outlook for the coming fiscal year, the process the city uses to get resident feedback and the factors that may impact the city budget in the future.