By: Diane Benjamin
At tonight’s City Council meeting BN Advantage will get $125,000. That is in addition to the $100,000 currently paid to the Economic Development Council which happens to be part of BN Advantage.
It’s not going to get any clearer since both organizations can not be FOIA’d.
PDF page 277 http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=18156
This is in addition to Austin Grammer, Economic Development Coordinator, who was paid a total last year in salary, benefits, and pension $103,503.34. The Community Development guy who left, Tom Dabareiner, received $159,969.38. (He’s been replaced) Now add $26,068 going to the Small Business Development Center at IWU. the total is over a half a million dollars.
This is a list of goals for BN Advanage: (same page as above)
All of these groups make up BN Advantage:
Every been part of a group of 35 who had to make decisions? How did that go?
The majority of the money will probably go for salaries of people charged with making the above happen. We won’t know unless the Council demands transparency.
One good thing about the documentation for tonight: