By: Diane Benjamin
I remember listening to David Hales on WJBC talking about Bloomington’s budget. He lamented everything possible had already been cut. Any more cuts wouldn’t be fat or meat – it would be bone.
Well, a citizen took it on himself to get a DETAILED line item budget. Thanks Bruce Meeks. The Council didn’t have this report before passing a budget. I bet citizens can still find fat, without ever going near bone. A lot of you now have these details, more eyes would be helpful. Since Hales can’t find the waste, let’s help him out: FY 2017 Budget Detail
I’ve reported numerous times about the exploding Administration budget. Here’s one: https://blnnews.com/2014/04/22/lets-talk-administration-tyranny-t/
Admin starts on page 27. Total: $1 ,197,407.95
The City didn’t have a Communication Director until a few years ago. Now she costs you $67,009 before massive benefits.
David Hales got a raise on May 9, 2016 to $185,190.05. The budget was prepared prior. Evidently Hales was expecting more:
Much more is in the budget detail report. Stay tuned….
If you find something – send it to me!