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They don't have the money to fix the school or relocate it and have their hands out asking for money.
If the people have to fund everything then what do they need the DOY for? What is their annual budget? Based on how they handled this so badly it should all be questioned.
The kids in the city can go to Ursuline. 5 million are you kidding me. With Ytown schools they go for free under the voucher anyway.
I think people want to help but the comments coming out of there are red flags. How could you expect them to handle 25 mil project with the way they have handled everything to date.
Take over one of the new City Schools not being used or go to Ursuline.
September 4, 2013 at 1:47 p.m.
We keep moving away and they keep following us.
It's a shame driving through those old neighborhoods looking at how they maintain their holmes and raise their kids.
Rentals and Section 8 killed the city.
March 11, 2011 at 3:21 p.m.
I think your article is a fair, accurate, and honest take on what is currently happening and how we feel.
It takes a lot of guts to write this but you feel that the truth is the truth and can't be politically spun as some are doing. The local politicians are going to make us vote republican because we know what is happening here.
The whole thing is exactly a circus and if you work for the taxpayers then you have to abide by what we can afford not the want you demand.
Everyone that works for the taxpayer needs audited on what they make, including benefits, and actually do each day. Thats what happens in the private sector. This has gone on long enough behind the scenes.
This article should be a reality check for everyone and should be kept up on the site for weeks.
February 27, 2011 at 8:08 a.m.
Raises average over $14,000 each for 5 people.
Development and construction work in the area at record lows.
Public tax dollars being spent from people who are being asked to take pay cuts and pay more for benefits.
The whole thing is making a big smell that needs to be honestly looked into. That is the legitament point here.
Turn the whole place inside out and publish the details. If it's warranted then so be it.
If it isn't then we have a problem.
February 13, 2011 at 9:32 a.m.
These employees sit around and look at each all day and never work more than 40 hrs a week even when they work.
If they had to work at private firms they wouldn't be able to do the work. They'd would get paid 60% of that salary and have deadlines and budgets to meet. They would have to work extra hours for free and if they didn't keep up get let go.
That is why all the county plans are done by consulting firms.
We work for whatever we can get and pay the taxes when buying gas for their easy jobs and they know it.
If it weren't the case they'd be working for private consultants but that would be too hard.
February 9, 2011 at 8:37 p.m.
The judge is Laurel and we all knew who Hardy is.
This thing is a total joke.
Being in jail for giving money to your daughter's campaign. I'm sure there are more people worthy of being in a cage then this guy. When I go out on the town I'm not looking over my shoulder worried about J.J.
March 19, 2010 at 11:47 a.m.
Going to jail for giving his daughter money for her election campaign?
This is a joke.
Doesn't make sense even if this guy has done other things in the past.
Where do you think she got the other millions she spent? The tooth ferry.Leave them alone.
March 18, 2010 at 3:55 p.m.
Pay the Man.
February 5, 2010 at 1:09 p.m.
Cut out the allowance and make the new president buy his own house like everyone else.
There has to be someone in this area qualified for the job that wouldn't even need the allowance.
February 3, 2010 at 4:47 p.m.
Those apartments are study built brick buildings that look fine. What do they want free housing to look like?
I drive by MLK all the time and get a kick out of the housing authority mowing the lawn, cutting the grass, and raking leaves while people sit on the porches drinking beer watching them.
These type of policies along with Section 8 free home rental has driven all the decent people out of the city or to the outskirts of town.
$187k per unit are you kidding me?
February 2, 2010 at 7:15 p.m.