From what I recall you attended these events and was all for health and wellness for our city residence. Why such a turn of events? Haven't you wasted your share of taxpayers money in the past? Stop throwing rocks at glass houses.
If I recall correctly at one of the health fairs a gentle was taken straight to the hospital from the cardiac mobil unit. I don't have a problem spending tax dollars and saving a life.
Would you rather donate it to local day cares, have special luncheons, order way over the needed amount so you could take it home to your own family. Oh maybe just pay your own son to be the Easter Bunny.
Watch out Lisa your vindictive ways are about to be rocked.
I can hear your voice as I read your words and I know exactly who you are. Im not sure what I ever did to you, to make you feel like that towards me. Maybe you can tell me personally the next time you see me because I would like to know. But whatever,I dont mind answering your questions even though there irrelevant to the issue.
Yes, I attended a couple of them....so what??
Yes, I am all for health & wellness. Ive lost 75lbs and try and take care of myself and there has been no turn events
Overall no, I do not believe I have wasted taxpayers $$. Actually I have done many things to save the city money where I could. It might have been just a little bit here and there, but every bit helps.
Saving a life is wonderful, but thats not the issue at all here
If you're talking about donating leftover candy to the daycares,I would rather do that then throw it away. Non candy items were saved for the next year.
By special luncheons, I presume you mean with Public Works and Fire Dept. Although I ate lunch with them many times, the only times it was paid for out event budget was when they would set up for Day in the Park and for Visit with Santa. I bought lunch for the Fire Dept after the Day in the Park as a Thank You for them bringing the Safety House, their ladder truck and squad and for coordinating the Air-Care landing and participating in the event at no cost to the city. And also at Christmas for their help with the Santa Visit. I felt it was the least I could do.
When planning these events, its hard to estimate how many is going to show up and to figure out how much stuff to get. I always tried to overestimate just a bit, because weve run out of things in the past, and its better to have more and some left over, then to run out during an event. For anything left over, it was food stuff that had to been eaten or couldnt be saved until next year. It was divided up between Park Board volunteers, city employees, fire dept, police dept, daycares; just depending on how much was left. But no I never deliberately over ordered for personal gain.
Yes, for 2 yrs, my son was given a $25 gift card to be the Easter Bunny. The 1st year, the adult who was going to be the EB and would have been given a gift card, cancelled on me with short notice.
So the fact that not only did a 15 year old boy agree to put on a bunny costume, he did a very good job with the kids, and it was well worth the $25. Also, please keep in mind that for many years, my son and his friends would help at every event, and would do little things to help me prior to the events. So, no I didnt have a problem at all giving him a gift card.
I dont know what vindictive ways your talking about? Thats not the kind of person I try to be.
Ok, Im glad you got a chance to finally get all that off your chest, sounds like you been wanting to say that for a while, but its all irrelevant because not one single thing pertained to the issue of paying $25 a hour to post recipes on a website.
You know its wrong and you know you cant justify it