By: Diane Benjamin
Nothing coming from this Council or Tari’s Downtown Task Force should surprise anybody. Vote for Big Spenders and you get the same policies that has the State with $15 Billion in unpaid bills! (after the tax increase)
The people Tari appointed to plan downtown spending think just like him. (Are any on “medical related” leave?) NOBODY on this Task Force knows or cares about the MILLIONS of DOLLARS already thrown away trying to make downtown into something other than what it is.
Tari’s buddies-Downtown Task Force members:
Justin Boyd – Tari’s campaign chairman
Tricia Stiller – formerly of the Downtown Business Association (DBA) that was supposed to be self-sufficient years ago. Now a City employee
Joe Haney – recipient of thousands of downtown TIF dollars
Carlos Robustelli – frequent free lunch buddy and Democrat County Board member
Jamie Mathy – downtown business owner who campaigned on downtown spending
Kim Bray – New Council member who Renner and Painter recruited to run
Mike Manna – downtown business owner
Bobby Vericella – frequent free lunch buddy and recipient of tax money – partners with Fred Wollrab
Amelia Buragas – Renner’s Council pet who never says no to any spending
Nobody on this Council cares about your streets, only the people now howling at the suggestion of moving the library care. More than four years of promises and all citizens get is “the roads will take time”. Meanwhile moving a library and tearing down a parking garage won’t.
Maybe this group is the replacement for the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus that no longer exists.
– Jump through hoops for Renner
– Want to tame wild beasts downtown
– Dance around the issues citizens care about
– Paint on happy faces for the public
– Swing for the sky (at your expense)
(do they know the circus went out of business because people didn’t attend the shows)
Maybe if more people had bothered to vote last April the show would be better. Instead, the people who did vote for this nonsense outnumbered the ones opposed.
I think it’s also the Connect Transit transfer waiting room.