By: Diane Benjamin
The following numbers were taken from a report received under the Freedom of Information Act. The report has all current budget detail by department. Email me if you want the report, I can’t link to it in a readable format. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The first column lists everything connected to the BCPA on the report. In the second column, I left out everything even remotely connected to the increased taxes you pay, Federal and State grants, loan expenses, or what appears to be fund transfers. I was looking for how much just operating the BCPA costs. A lot! The budget shows a loss of $497,873. Just using expected Revenue and Expenses from operations, the expected loss if $1,339,595.
Solid waste MUST break even according to David Hales, therefore you have to pay more. Not so much when it’s entertainment.