By: Diane Benjamin
Tari has a problem with the truth.
Remember how he constantly claims the City has 100 fewer employees than it used to? He uses that as an excuse for almost everything.
He left out a little detail I found in the almost year old financial statements the City just released. See PDF page 193 http://www.cityblm.org/home/showdocument?id=15344
This page is the last 10 years history of City employees – 2008 to 2017. These are the totals by year:
The City was forced to reduce the number of employees in 2009. Obviously the number was headed back up in 2012.
But there’s a HUGE problem with these numbers – the ones Tari uses to justify his comments about having fewer employees. See the * by 2013 and forward?
That’s because there is a FOOTNOTE to this table:
Yes, the next time he says they have 100 fewer employees, call him a liar because he is. I love a comment frequently made by a reader: Deceive to Achieve.
A reader sent me this picture. Look close at the very bottom. Two days of carriage rides were sponsored by the NAACP. What does that mean? They paid for all the rides? Some of the rides? The carriage had NAACP signs on it? Were only NAACP members allowed to ride?
Anybody witness this event December 9th and 10th?
Why were no other days sponsored by anybody?