An interesting if seemingly mundane story that originates out of the drive-thru lane of a Florida Taco Bell is actually very instructive as to how the news media in America is extremely out of…Continue
"I agree X, this situation has been far from transparent. In my opinion Mr Ward should be returning the money to the school if he has no need for it. That money comes from taxpayers and tuition and should benefit the college not charity. This…"
"According to what I read, Mr Garber was selling the scrap for money then spending it on employee's functions. Mr. Garber did not keep the money for himself. If he were trying to hide this then why would he send City employees to the scrapyard…"
"My take on Scott Ward's retroactive $1000/wk. raise and goodwill gesture to give a month's worth of it to two charities was quite different than Manistee News Advocate's Jim Grabowski's take (shown above, click on and magnify…"
A Legal ScrapBack in May, the Ludington Torch heralded that former Manistee DPW Executive Jack Garber was bound over to circuit court for trial after having been accused of misappropriating public funds received from selling scrap metal owned by the city. On Thursday November 20, retiring Circuit Court Judge James Batzer…See More
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Portland Maine in October 2014 (population: 67,000) would spend $20,000- $25,000 maximum.
Savannah Georgia in 2011…"
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Thank you! I stumbled across your site through a search about water/sewer regs in the city. I found your post from January about the surreptitious raising of the rates. This explains in part why my condo dues are going up - the association budget is showing a $1000 INCREASE in water/sewer cost for the next budget cycle Oct 2014-Sep 2015.
Do you happen to know the rules for condo buildings? Can I suggest we install meters for each individual unit and have the co-owners pay their own water bills? Or, does the city only put one meter on a condo building and expect the association to pay for it altogether?
Please let me know what your e-mail address is. I have a copy of a judicial opinion that I think will help you in the section of your FOIA litigation where you're arguing about FOIA fees. Perhaps you can use this opinion to seek reconsideration of that crazy decision that was just issued by the Court of Appeals.