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Posted: 10 September 2013 06:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Wait!  Forgot one.  ASSISTANT to the DEPUTY of the MOST GRAND HIGH CITY MANAGER.  Saw that position filled just the other day.  The line of flappers grows annually.

Those dirty Paint Your Wagon LIBS!  Wantin’ they historic buildins n sht!  They need to jest shuddup n let the good ol boys see ta things, like we was meant to.

Here’s an irrefutable fact, Wynn, that doesn’t seem to be soaking in, and because of this, I’m calling bullsht on your claim of being “fiscally conservative”.  There are at least 10 other, LESS EXPENSIVE, and more logical ways to get P&R into some air conditioning.  If you can’t bring yourself to vote for spending OUR TAX DOLLARS on upkeep of city structures, then you have no clue what fiscal conservatism entails.  It’s your DUTY as a steward of city assets to GET A DECENT ROOF on that building.  YESTERDAY. 

Then you can grumble and wring your hands all you want about air conditioning and electrical upgrades…  SAFETY improvements, by the way, that should have been done decades ago.

 

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Posted: 10 September 2013 11:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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The project that the commission voted on 4-1 (twice) did the following:
1.  Fixed the roof.
2. Added the AC
3. Did it without adding a big or little bond to the budget.
4. Combined two CIP projects. Auditorium/P&R.
5. Solved the office space issue for Parks and Recreation.
6. Kept the living memorial.
7. Eliminated the Stage and fixed seating.
What we have now is closer to what you mention neglect of the roof, neglect of parks and recreation,  as we will have further inaction for months as folks try to articulate the 10 bigger better options that will drive the City debt down from the August 2013 number of $278 million. 

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Posted: 10 September 2013 12:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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But, see, Wynn it turned a Memorial Auditorium into office space for a department that’s SUPPOSE to be working outside. Fixing the roof and updating electrical SHOULDN’T HAVE TO BE TIED to new digs for some paper pushers   Do your job. Maintain our city structures. You want to cut the debt, cut off the tax exemptions and million-dollar handouts to the Republican Chamber of Commerce.

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Posted: 10 September 2013 03:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Randall, don’t you remember the City having to shut down City Park Pool for a season or two?  Had to float a bond initiative where we are all paying more sales tax since no thought was put into a depreciation/maintenance fund for pool replacement.  Sounds like the same thing with the Memorial Auditorium.  If we don’t fix it, it will fall into poor enough repair the taxpayers will just build a new one.  Roof leaks… seats are broken… lights have been canibalized… Who was responsible for maintenance of this facility?  How many other City facilities are in a similar state of repair?

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