By: Diane Benjamin
The below numbers are un-audited, but they do show an entire year’s worth of taxpayer abuse. Has anybody else noticed the bus windows are tinted darker now? I wonder if it’s an attempt to hide the emptiness?
Should we celebrate they lost $1.2 million less than budgeted?
Roads won’t be fixed because both cities are funding huge buses to destroy them!
PDF page 4:
In addition to Operating Funds, both cities also contributed to their capital account (new buses, construction, etc)
The loss for July is on PDF page 13 – <$878,847.50>
The previous page show checks written, consultants, consultants, consultants! Plus new buses.
PDF page 17 – Passengers (Boarders?) per hour were up slightly to 17.44 from 15.34 a year ago. Connect Mobility boardings decreased from 3.1 to 2.84.
PDF page 20 claims ridership is up. Keep in mind that passengers who change buses are counted twice.
PDF page 34 shows the new Board members. One is Monica Bullington who is married to the attorney representing Amber Buck. She also has done Marketing for the Chamber of Commerce. Also on the board is Julie Hile, a frequent Town of Normal consultant who wanted to use form based code to make Main street all look the same. Some of the old guard is back.
Compensation for Issac Thorne was on the agenda. We won’t know what increase he received until the minutes are published at the September meeting. His two-year objectives plan starts on page 64.
No, fiscal responsibility isn’t on the list.