By: Diane Benjamin
The LAST Coliseum report posted on the City website is for the year ended:
Usually quarterly reports are filed and posted. I filed Freedom of Information Requests for the first three quarters of Fiscal Year 2016. I got the first and second: https://blnnews.com/2015/12/13/coliseum-continues-their-losing-ways/
Through October of 2015 the Coliseum lost:
Of course, those are CIAM’s numbers which have very little resemblance to reality.
The Third Quarter ended January 31, 2016. No surprise – CIAM never did a report!
I sent a FOIA in late February or early March and was told the City would have it soon. I sent another FOIA last week. I got this today:
Sounds to me like CIAM left a mess. John Butler was busy shredding documents on his last day. Was anybody from the City watching him? Remember these guys actually believed CIAM was a private corporation entitled to privacy. Existing only to manager taxpayer funds was completely ignored.
The Coliseum is most likely costing a fortune to unravel. The new managers can’t be expected to create reports from whatever documents Butler left, if anything.
It’s going to be interesting to see what the City reports as of 4/30/2016 and then see what the auditors say. Of course, that won’t be known for more than 6 months.
I wonder if the City will hide the reports from citizens. The auditors write a letter to the Council every year stating serious issues. In previous years the SAME problems were listed year after year. The audit letters last year were kept a secret. My FOIA request was denied.
So much for transparency.
Might be so much for ever knowing the actual losses too.