By: Diane Benjamin
Surprise! WJBC decided to post the Renner podcast. Yes, he did call anybody who objected to spending money for flamingos “loud nasty voices”. Listen here.
I bet you didn’t know the Zoo Master plan is a contract to fund their projects! The Council is always told Master Plans don’t assure any spending, the City just likes plans.
Renner believes opposition to the flamingos is “cheap political theater”. He had to do a quick spin when the interviewer mentioned Alderman Sage voted against the flamingos along with Lower.
Renner claimed he had NEVER seen two former “conservative” mayors come and speak in support of the zoo. Rich Buchanon didn’t seem to know why he was there – he said he didn’t know he was speaking about the zoo until he got there! Maybe you invited him Tari?
Renner again claimed all the $150,000 would be returned within 2 years because the zoo is going to have more visitors. According to the chart in this post – https://blnnews.com/2015/08/08/truth-about-the-zoo/ – Projected Revenue at the Zoo this year is $723,850. We are told that flamingos are going to increase traffic by 5%. $723,850 x 5% = $36,193. If revenues increase 5%, that means $72,386 in two years Tari! NOT the $150,000 taxpayers are supposedly going to recoup in two years. Exactly what should a person who misleads taxpayers be called?
Again Tari claims he wishes he could provide a free lunch. Insert your own joke here ________________________________.