Hales October City Manager’s Report!

By:  Diane Benjamin

Below are the points I find interesting.  You can read the entire report here:  http://www.cityblm.org/index.aspx?page=21&parent=8106


BcpaThat’s 218 people per event!  (Hint: if you don’t want facts distorted, frame them differently)



Another problem that’s been discussed for years!  Page 15



Zoo – Page 24

Revenue from admissions was up 13.3% for the current fiscal year. Last year, the revenue from admissions broke the all-time record for the Zoo in a fiscal year. This represents the fourth consecutive year the all-time attendance revenue record was broken. Attendance was down 3.3% for the current fiscal year compared to last year’s attendance. A 4% amusement tax began on 1 August 2014. The tax is included in this amount. Admission prices were raised on 1 January 2015.

When the entire paragraph is read, the first two lines take on a totally different meaning!

Page 25:





Interesting information from the Water Department:  Page 31


Here’s how tax receipts are going:  Page 33


Library visitors and circulation

continue to decline.  Plans to add on continue however.  Page 43





3 thoughts on “Hales October City Manager’s Report!

  1. I’m not an expert in economics but it seems with all the increases in fees and taxes which raise the cost of living, “inflation” is being “created” locally.

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