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.
As of 4/31/2017:
Police pension was 52.2% funded
Fire pension was 48.7% funded
That is after the City paid into these funds in FY 2017:
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: