By: Diane Benjamin
See this previous post: https://blnnews.com/2016/10/28/connect-transit-tears/
I made the list in that story quickly this morning – chances are good I missed some! The list was to make a point, not get exact numbers. I saw many other items I could have added, like THOUSANDS spent on HVAC. Isn’t the facility pretty new?
Anyway, here are the totals for Consulting and Travel/Meetings. Why is LifeCIL getting a monthly consulting fee? All the $6,874.42 payments went to them. FOIA will be filed.
Yes, $14,501.01 was recorded for both June and July. Yes, there were checks written to an employee for tuition assistance in both May and June – for the exact same amount.
Note to the elected officials at last night’s meeting pretending to care, some attendees heard you say that fees can’t be raised because the poor can barely afford the $1 now. Connect has a program for the poor: http://www.connect-transit.com/fares/fares.asp The 1% Sales Tax increase you passed did far more damage than a fee increase would!
These numbers are ONLY for 8 months – January to August! Sustainable?