Recently I did a program on all the silly and ridiculous things the city of
The point of this column isn’t to expand on any one of group of items but rather there are so many of them. Given we pay three city Managers/Deputies/Assistants six figure salaries I would expect better….MUCH BETTER..
1. Lack of consultation on moving route 266 to the airport
2. John Q’s shame…the derelict buildings the city allows to continue standing.
3. Heers Tower…We own it, we are paying for it…we ran one developer out of town…one other gave up on us and a third is holding the city for ransom.
4. Downtown Hotel…The property beside the Expo Center is supposed to have a hotel built on it…that is the lot less 90 feet that John Q controls adjacent to Expo Center…and why does BDK have to have office space in this new building…does it have anything to do with all the business Carlson Gardner does with BDK…just asking!
5. Police Fire Pension…$45,000,000.00 under funded…enough said
6. CU Pension…$74,000,000.00 under funded…more than enough said.
7. Phelps Grove Neighborhood…Oh if you didn’t know The City has decided it is closing the street…ah a week ago…sorry about the short notice to the citizens on that one.
8. No Cruising…last thing we want is people going downtown.
10. Gangs…Oh I forgot we don’t have a gang problem in
11. The Memo…the internal memo that told city police and fire not to send material to Council Members unless the material was run past City manager’s office first..Wouldn’t want Cindy R, Dan C and Doug B to find out what is really going on.
12. Municipal Court…oh yea Mayor “Bow-Tie” doesn’t think $1,300,000.00 is that much money.
13. City Police…we don’t have any…we are down 50 COPS right now with not much hope of catching up on the numbers anytime soon. Why…see # 5.
14. Crime Lab Design…Oooppps…the design costs are a little more than we budgeted for.
15. Parking Garage…OOOOpppps…the bids were a little more than we budgeted for.
16. Parking Garage…the one beside
17. Ice Storm Emergency Plan…..Did we have one? Oh yea call
18. Red Light Traffic Camera…OOOOpppps we underestimated how many people would run the light so now we are ALL paying for the camera.
19. DARE Program…doesn’t exist anymore.
20. DWI Police Squad…Doesn’t exist anymore
21. Ice Arena…OOOOpppps we overestimates how many people skate in the Ozarks. We ALL are paying for this one too!
22. Broadway Crossing Closed. Great idea, create an eyesore and more traffic snarls for rest of us.
I am sure there are more that could be added but by now you get the point…we have a bunch of incompetents running this city…incompetent who should do the honorable thing and resign.