More spiking and other bills

By:  Diane Benjamin

Bills and Payroll for 6/11/2018   http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=18004

More Pension Spiking!

1200 hours of paid time @ $44.85 per hour.  The second one doesn’t list the hours.


More vote-buying with your money.  They call it Community Relations to sound nice.

Is Code Enforcement being outsourced now?  Anybody want to FOIA?

Huge Petty Cash at the BCPA has been done before for special events.  I’ve been told it gets repaid but unlike expenses, revenue is never made public.

The Library looks to still be planning on expansion.

Pension Payments:

As of 4/31/2017:

Police pension was 52.2% funded

Fire pension was 48.7% funded

Source

That is after the City paid into these funds in FY 2017:

Police:  $5,815,574

Fire:  $4,947,754

Source

Local Police and Fire should be worried.  See this article:  http://www.wirepoints.com/an-omen-of-things-to-come-for-illinois-downstate-police-and-fire-pension-funds/

I wonder if the unions remember Judy Stearns and Kevin Lower voted against budgets because not enough money was going to pensions?  Remember the media praising them?  (I remember the opposite)

Local taxes have already been increased to fund pensions.  Funding levels continue to decline.

I wonder if these people understand there is no money for what they want:


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Comments

  1. @tweetiebird says:

    The revenue source for Police and Fire pensions as well as salary is supposed to be property tax. The current Council voted to increase utility tax to accelerate funding for Police. The utility tax is regressive and hurts the poor. It is also dependent on usage. Population decline results in decreased usage—duh!!
    🐥

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  2. old stanky says:

    Snowflakes never learn from failure.

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  3. Things that could probably be funded instead of pension spiking: road paving/repairs; sewer repairs; paying down bonds on the unprofitable white elephant; a good chunk of a new pool. You could even give hundreds of thousands of dollars a year towards a new employer to come into town, perhaps purchase an empty building or space at the mall.

    I’d rather the road/sewer repairs happen before anything else, unless a new employer was bringing 100+ jobs.

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  4. mittenpaws says:

    Could this be the Tony Haney?
    https://www.facebook.com/adraindoctor1/
    Purchased Service payment charged to Code Enforcement??

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