By: Diane Benjamin
Correction – approving Bills and payroll isn’t on the agenda, so they have nothing to pay!
Bills and Payroll is not posted for tonight’s meeting. The last time the City failed to post this days in advance of the meeting, a plane ticket for the mayor’s girlfriend was included.
What are they hiding this time?
Items on the 7:00 City Council meeting:
Funding for BN Advantage – $32,333.33 – just until the end of the Fiscal Year 4/30/2018
As evidenced by this statement, this is TOP DOWN control of the economy. It has never worked anywhere and won’t work here. I’m sure full funding will magically appear in next year’s budget even though the City claims to have a structural deficit.
Wayfinding signs. Quote: After this change order is approved, $196,928.90 remains available for
construction and installation of the signs. Once the plans and specifications are ready, the proposed work will be publicly bid and the Council will need to award a contract before actual sign installation can begin.
Anybody believe that amount will pay for the signs and installation?
The CAFR was done months ago, lack of transparency didn’t allow you to see them.
The purpose is for a park adjoining Constitution Trail.
The documentation for this meeting is littered with those two words. Master Plans were passed by the Council as “advisory”, but they never were only advisory. This Council and every future Council will be forced to enact them – unless the public starts voting for people who actually care about the same things the public does.