If you are a concerned citizen, please attend this Wednesday's City Council Meeting August 20, 2013 at 6:00pm. The city is required to respond to the Grand Jury's findings with a statement within 90 days. Perhaps some of the City Officials are hoping that everyone in IB already forgot about this issue. I know there are a few citizens who have not. Please pass the word. This might be a great opportunity to show the Mayor, City Council and new City Manager that not everyone is apathetic or too busy to really know what's going on at our City Hall. Thanks everyone. The BEST is before us!
Libi Uremovic August 22, 2013 at 12:09 PM
'... @Libi - They'll say that was a different report - and is not related to the civil grand jury report.....' they are directly related because it was the hidden accounts found to payoff lawsuits that the grand jury was referring to...
Marcus Boyd August 22, 2013 at 12:09 PM
Please, allow me to offer a paraphrasing from someone who is not new to their way of communicating to the public... "As Mr. Wade, the Mayor and City Council members stated: "It was a "stressful" time. Eminent Domain was already approved for ONE DOLLAR and funding NOT earmarked from RDA or anywhere else...and then the CLOSET DOOR OPENED and all the skeletons fell out. The BLINDERS were pulled off the state' eye's and everyone was running around like chickens with their heads cut off AND SOME RESIGNED! Actually they didn't say that word for word, I'm paraphrasing from the meeting last night - and the others I've witnessed over the years."
Libi Uremovic August 22, 2013 at 12:11 PM
'... Projects were already approved and funding earmarked from RDA...and then the bottom fell out. ...' dante - it's not true....yes, the state closed down rda because it's pillaging our local governments, but what the city did was try to circumvent the law .....and that's what got them into trouble...
Libi Uremovic August 22, 2013 at 12:16 PM
what people don't understand about rda and mello roos is that it's a scam to run up debt without voter approval... everything has to be paid for by the taxpayer .... if the city wants to spend millions on 13th street they need to get the money through property or sales tax increases, not by going into debt...
Libi Uremovic August 22, 2013 at 12:19 PM
in 2003 the city took out a $22.7 million bond for palm ave....in 2010 the city took out another $21.5 million bond for palm ave... how many would have agreed to spend $44 million on palm ave if it was attached to their property taxes...??? is making 13th street into a one-way road really worth the tens of millions is will end up costing ...


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