By: Diane Benjamin
A reader told me the paper has an article about a new musical at Heartland Community College: Gypsy. Will the self-appointed head of the speech police, Jenn Carrillo, attack them the way she attacked a fledgling downtown business when they had Gypsy in their name?
Bills and Payroll from the first meeting in June 2018 http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=18004
On PDF page 5 it shows 480 Bi-Weekly employees
On PDF page 6 it shows 355 Weekly employees
That’s a total of 835 employees
Bills and Payroll from the first meeting in June 2019 http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=21951
PDF page 5 shows 856 Bi-Weekly employees
There isn’t a list of weekly employees
21 more employees than 1 year ago. (They aren’t out mowing, I know some are in the clerk’s office. Last I heard at least some of the retirees in public works haven’t been replaced. Priorities, priorities)
More Sick Leave Buy Back up for approval on Monday: (Pension Spiking)
Celebrate! The Illinois Democrats lifted the ban on pension spiking: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2019/06/04/hidden-in-the-legislate-a-thon-illinois-restores-pension-spiking/#4002a31a2193
It’s almost like Illinois government is only for government employees!
Since the Mayor won’t say a word to explain why Ward 1 will not be represented Monday night, I will. This email was received in a FOIA by a reader:
Random thought on parks:
The City had a new Parks Master Plan presented months ago. I remember a speaker claiming mowing costs could be cut by leaving some areas natural. If I remember right, he was talking about walking trails through natural plants, not weeds and grass going to seed.
Maybe the bad mowing job from the previous story is the City’s version?