Erie City Council starts budget deliberations with public works
Mayor Joe Sinnott's proposed $12.8 million Department of Public Works budget is "very tight, very lean," department Director Doug Mitchell said.
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#1 Dec 5, 2012
heh, heh, heh
"very tight, very lean"
suck it up eerieites
#2 Dec 5, 2012
"very tight, very lean"
Sounds like that will be a very good ***k next budget.
I mean wages are up(in eerie), home values are up(in eerie)
It's time to pay your fair share.
#3 Dec 5, 2012
an auto body shop worker.
a pedler of financial products.
a grass cutting business "bookkeeper" who never held a real job.
a career "administrator".
a social worker/phony street preacher with a zipper problem.
a reading specialist.
these are the geniuses that are working on the city's budget.
#4 Dec 6, 2012
Erie has become a place where it's citizens expect the down side of life. Practically everyone you talk to has tales of woe, seemingly much more and over a longer time than people in most other places. Will it ever turn around ? Not likely when you consider the destructive path this town has been on the last few decades.
One of my favorite replys that you often hear from Erie folks is "Not too bad" when you ask how they are doing. It just naturally rolls right out of their mouths and no one even catches on to the rote and depressed tone. Rarely do you hear "Great" or "I'm doing very well" from the Erie masses. Most of the time, "Not too bad" is as good as life gets here anymore. Like a flashing neon sign this reveals the defeated state of mind that has been so pervasive over a very long and depressed existence.
I'm begining to think people here are no longer capable of realizing what's happened to them.
#5 Dec 6, 2012
Have you ever met your city's mayor? How about members of the city council? The chamber of commerce? County executive?
No charisma. No energy. No ideas. No passion about anything. No direction. A rudderless ship.
#6 Dec 7, 2012
That's the only time you'll ever see the words "very lean" and "Joe Sinnott" in the same sentence.
#7 Dec 8, 2012
You wan't "passion" from your city officials? Go live in Harrisburg, Detroit, Scranton, Chicago, any number of California cities passionately tumbling toward bankruptcy. Big promises, massive spending, failure and demands for federal bailouts. I'll take the quiet, steady path of sound fiscal policy, and projects which actually are happening. We've had "passionate" Koehler plans, "energetic" juice plants and other "charismatic" boondoggles in the past. Who needs that kind of leadership?
#8 Dec 11, 2012
Joe Sinnott=Mercantile Building Failure
Joe Sinnott=$2 million squandered on Perry Square
Joe Sinnott=Raiding reserve accounts to balance budgets
Joe Sinnott=Hiring incompetent relatives and friends
Joe Sinnott=GAF deal costing taxpayers $6 million
Joe Sinnott=Failed townhouse project by arby's
Joe Sinnott=Millions wasted on bump outs downtown
Joe Sinnott=unprecedented crime wave and shootings
Joe Sinnott=roads in worst shape in city history
Joe Sinnott=3 property tax increases
Joe Sinnott=millions wasted destroying Griswold Plaza.
Joe Sinnott the steady hand spent millions on downtown boondoggles and frill projects. Has a negative job growth and business attraction record.
Steady as she goes....into the rocks.
#9 Dec 12, 2012
Joe Sinnott does not look very lean. NEXT!
#10 Dec 12, 2012
So Kelly, what's your 5 point plan? I don't trolling Topix and criticizing others while you do nothing is gonna help MORON!
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