By: Diane Benjamin
Check out the Coliseum’s Income and Budget numbers from 2006-2007:
$3,353,392 fell short of the budgeted $3,580,500.
Now look at the numbers from 2014 – 2015: (click to enlarge)
In April 2008 they reported income of $3,251,651
In April 2011 income reported was $2,766,059 with a budget of $3,040,290.
In April 2013 income reported of $2,592,795 and the budget dropped to $2,925,171. The parking garage problems hadn’t closed it yet, so why did the income drop?
What happens to CEO’s in the private sector who consistently fail to meet projections? Do companies just decrease the budget so they look better?
Clue: They don’t get to keep their 10 year contract and make up numbers saying how great things are.
If the birdcage liner and WJBC actually cared about news, you would already know this.
The Coliseum has been on a downward trajectory for years. Your elected officials evidently don’t care. David Hales sure doesn’t!
Total Wages on the April 2007 statement are $1,299,152
Total Wages on the April 2015 statement are $1,268,424.
Wages dropped $30,728 since 2007 while income dropped more than $1 Million.
We can all agree that Butler and Rogers are doing a great job and should have their contract renewed! Right? No?
Your position doesn’t count – common sense is involved.