"CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION" tommy james & the shondells
Commenter AnnOn seems to believe 1) that I am "STUCK" and 2) this BlogSpot is giving residents a lot of misinformation. That is certainly not my purpose. I would like her to give me more than misspellings of people’s names, but I have not heard her expanding on her allegations yet.
Does addressing questions to the Painesville authorities automatically make someone a ‘troublemaker’? Is it too much to ask that answers be given honestly and in a reasonable amount of time? When a city budget is proposed, shouldn't it be easy to understand and follow? What’s up with the 19 million dollars of "other"?
AnnOn claimed I should read the budget. O.K. Here's an example. Page 14 Non-Departmental Function 231.970… other services and charges… $100,000.00. An amount this large should be given a little better description than 'other'. In this particular case, the 'other' is $100,000 sent to the Riverside School District as the amount they are entitled to from the TIF in Diamond Center. Was that so hard? What's the secret? Maybe it is too difficult to explain to residents why we are sending money to the school district on the other side of the river.
As I go through the budget, I will let you know what I find. Right now, all I can tell you is that I will soon ask the city for the breakdown on telephone expenses in Painesville.
I believe Councilman Flock is pressing the administration to tell us where the money to pay for Prairie States is coming from. Yes, I know that no matter what fund they tell him it comes out of… in the end it comes out of your pockets. Higher "Power Factor" fees maybe. Please Ms. McMahon… enlighten us.
In closing, if any of you feel I have misinformed anyone about anything please feel free to leave your comments.