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Budget Magic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Willy 24 minutes ago. 5 Replies

Can someone explain how Ludington's unfunded pension liability went from around $3,000,000 in 2011 to $11,000,000 in 2016 ? ? ?Is this the magic the City uses to balance the budget? Underfund…Continue

MIA?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Willy Nov 18. 4 Replies

"City Manager Shay stated that the budget message that will be coming out next week will include a pie chart showing the breakdown of tax money and where it is all distributed."...from the November 9…Continue

Collusion or coincidence?

Started this discussion. Last reply by shinblind Nov 5. 4 Replies

Call me a racist if you wish...But a  real but unreported observation has shown that around 30% of white NFL quarterbacks have been injured by black defensive players to the point of missing a…Continue

Unintended consequence of going Green.

Started this discussion. Last reply by shinblind Nov 6. 7 Replies

Looks like the new LED traffic signals are less than optimal in the snow belt regions."...weather conditions resulted in crashes involving 97 vehicles at 15 different locations across the city,…Continue

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Willy replied to shinblind's discussion Budget Magic
"Is this for all pensions, police, executives, contract personnel  and City employees? What is startling is the per capita figure. The Council has created debts that even the children are responsible for."
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AQUAMAN liked shinblind's discussion Budget Magic
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shinblind replied to shinblind's discussion Budget Magic
"Here is a comparison with Manistee. Looks like they are fiscally more conservative with funding their pensions."
7 hours ago
shinblind replied to shinblind's discussion Budget Magic
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shinblind replied to shinblind's discussion Budget Magic
"Here is a comparison to a few other cities in Michigan. The one thing these other cities have in common is that an Emergency City Manager has replaced the current city manager."
8 hours ago
Brad liked shinblind's discussion Budget Magic
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XLFD replied to shinblind's discussion Budget Magic
"Wow.  Can you link to the source and perhaps review what other similar cities have done during the same time?  That jump of nearly five million in 2015 to 2016, nearly the full COL budget, is almost unbelievable."
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Budget Magic

Can someone explain how Ludington's unfunded pension liability went from around $3,000,000 in 2011 to $11,000,000 in 2016 ? ? ?Is this the magic the City uses to balance the budget? Underfund pensions in order to balance the books?Should we be worried?See More
10 hours ago
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington Climate Accord?
"Indoctrinating the youth into the belief system of a liberal cult is more like it."
Dec 4
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion The Execution of Deven Guilford
"Wonder if Eaton County Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Jonathan "Quick Draw" Frost who killed Deven Guilford in the above story was also involved in serving this warrant. Explain how you are pursuing a suspect in your patrol car and then…"
Dec 1
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council Meeting, November 13, 2017: Financial Secrets of the House
"From the HOF billing summary I wonder what the reason was that the load from the BOD increased dramatically in the first quarter of the year in 2016? In the first quarters of 2014 the BOD load was 8,400. 2015 it was 9,200. Then in 2016 it suddenly…"
Nov 30
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Three Way Stops at Four Way Intersections in Ludington
"Tell me this X-Man. Since the City panks the snow from South Emily where the egress from Lake Street connects with Emily and since neither Emily, Lavinia, Deila not George Streets connect with Lake as maintained intersections but more as a…"
Nov 29
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council Meeting, November 13, 2017: Financial Secrets of the House
"Does anyone know what the current Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) is in pounds from the House of Flavors(HOF)? And what it was over the last 15 years? Also the same data for new surcharges for the Total Suspended Solids, Phosphorous, Ammonia…"
Nov 28
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Three Way Stops at Four Way Intersections in Ludington
"stump I am hoping Willy or someone else here can come up with the proper signage for the ménage à trois inter-sections in Ludington. Where as a 4-way stop should be considered family style and might require more thought."
Nov 28
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Three Way Stops at Four Way Intersections in Ludington
"These Ménage a trois intersections in Ludington do have a utilitarian value.  I am surprised that Chief Barnet and the council missed their obvious utilitarian value. In the case of the South Washington/ Dowland Street intersection, it…"
Nov 27
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Bad Cops Bust of Bad Cops Busted for Good Result
"Good job X on a concise report of the Government overstepping their bounds."
Nov 22

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