By: Diane Benjamin
Bills and Payroll for Monday: http://www.cityblm.org/home/showdocument?id=21630
See the agenda for the US Conference of Mayors here: https://www.usmayors.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/USCM-Honolulu-Agenda-041519-WEB.pdf
Note the “Best practices” sessions. They want everybody to think what works in Los Angeles will work in Bloomington. Only fools think “best practices” can be determined by people not familiar with local conditions. Tari and probably Chris Koos will be going anyway.
Remember when the Council talked about doing legal in-house again to save the huge chunks of money sent to Springfield every month? It was all talk.
Legal salaries are higher because they transferred two people into the department. The entire legal budget went up 15% though:
Monthly checks life this or bigger will continue to be sent to Springfield:
Remember when Tari said budgets are imaginary?
I found some interesting information in the 2020 budget – PDF pages 32-33 http://www.cityblm.org/home/showdocument?id=21171
Tari, it looks like the budget is set in stone. Yes, amendments can be made but there is a hitch I have never seen used when amendments are voted on:
I will be watching!