By: Diane Benjamin
Forbes magazine printed the latest addition of what states people are fleeing based on data from United Van Lines data.
Illinois is #1
Tari Renner is quoted in the paper saying City budgets aren’t like your personal budget. They can’t quit spending or people won’t want to live here. (stop laughing now)
See PDF page 230 and following. No cuts, just more fees. The City needs to close a $525,000 deficit. It’s all the same things discussed before: parking fees, license businesses, cost recovery. The documentation claims next year will be even worse. It will be for you too.
PDF page 116:
How many businesses has Tari turned away because they weren’t his idea of the “right fit”? This item is extending the completion time for the rehab of the hotel on IAA Drive.
PDF Page 158 has a summary of how the City plans to use Community Development Block Grant money. It’s a Federal Program, who decides grant recipients? Are recipients people who really need the money or friends of government? Checks just show up on Bills and Payroll.
PDF page 161 – When somebody gets a rebate other people have to make up the difference. Habitat is a great organization, but why do taxpayers have to fund their solar panels? Dozens of pages of justification are included.