Cities on the Brink

Cities on the Brink

There are 18 comments on the CFO story from Nov 23, 2013, titled Cities on the Brink. In it, CFO reports that:

Prior to its incorporation in 1850, Stockton, Calif., was known as Fat City, and later Mudville.

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Metal

Kent, WA

#1 Nov 23, 2013
Excellent article on the cost of labor for a city by the magazine for CFOs. Informative comment by that dastardly JOE TANNER (say it an't so JOE). Comment in article has to make you think (oh no, don't ask. E to do that) about how political candidates are BROGHT and paid for.
Bald Fat man in a Hula

Vallejo, CA

#2 Nov 23, 2013
Reason listed for Vallejo Bankruptcy "Unsustainable Contracts" Yes a documented fact and with no money in the cupboards one has wonder what Riley the drunken wonder boy thought he was buying with this election.

(t)urd enragement!
anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#3 Nov 23, 2013
Metal wrote:
Excellent article on the cost of labor for a city by the magazine for CFOs. Informative comment by that dastardly JOE TANNER (say it an't so JOE). Comment in article has to make you think (oh no, don't ask. E to do that) about how political candidates are BROGHT and paid for.
Seeing the math Tanner explains on political contributions pretty clearly explains how this last election was paid for. Since some groups don't even have to report what they spend money on in the political arena it makes you wonder how much non declared money went to support the jump start rubber stamps. I guess from now on what jump start controllers say jump, the rubber stamps will have to say how high.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#4 Nov 23, 2013
Whatever you wonder concerning what he bought, he got it and you got zilch.

Thank God the VIB council majority was wiped out.

If you can't live with it then you should move out of Vallejo because the days of VIB controlling anything are over.

Have some cheese with your whine because that's all you get.
dickie the enraged -t-urd

Vallejo, CA

#5 Nov 23, 2013
LOL!
None of us are leaving sammie and the fact you respond to our posts proves we continue to pierce your blubber and get under your skin.

Get used to it!

(t)urd enragement!
New Vallejo

Daly City, CA

#6 Nov 23, 2013
dickie the enraged -t-urd wrote:
LOL!
None of us are leaving sammie and the fact you respond to our posts proves we continue to pierce your blubber and get under your skin.
Get used to it!
(t)urd enragement!
Er, aren't you responding to Sam after he got under yours? I can handle your annoying comments now more than ever since we are in charge. All you can do is bawl, for five years at least.
Bald Fat man in a Hula

Vallejo, CA

#7 Nov 23, 2013
New Vallejo wrote:
<quoted text>Er, aren't you responding to Sam after he got under yours? I can handle your annoying comments now more than ever since we are in charge. All you can do is bawl, for five years at least.
LOL!

And likewise I got under your skin :-)

(t)urd enragement!

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#8 Nov 23, 2013
You can attempt to pierce my blubber all you want while you are perpetually reminded that is what you have been reduced to, an ineffective whining wannabe blubber buster.
anon

Vallejo, CA

#9 Nov 23, 2013
spammy doe's his us and you garbage, all the while we all collectively support his existence (the ultimate rip off) he should at least be out picking up garbage or something, to re-pay the taxpayers that feed him .
Bald Fat man in a Hula

Vallejo, CA

#10 Nov 23, 2013
LOL!

They absolute joke of this whole situation is that sammie and his minions really did believe they destroyed VIB and we would go away, just read their posts..sammie just told me to move away, but they shocling bitter truth to sammie is that we are no different than we were before. We are here, your booboos, lies, and failures will continue to be aired out to the entire public, and soon the sunshine of national attention will be airing all the poor choice of candidates Riley chose to run.

BTW you, riley or the jumpers can't buy Rupert Murdock.

(t)urd enragement!
VIB is dead

El Sobrante, CA

#11 Nov 23, 2013
Ha ha ha ha ha.

VIB was destroyed by a bunch of fat old men.

I love it.

LOL!
Sammie the Idiot

Vallejo, CA

#12 Nov 23, 2013
VIB is dead wrote:
Ha ha ha ha ha.
VIB was destroyed by a bunch of fat old men.
I love it.
LOL!
Your right Sam--people like you and Burky are a blight on any neighborhood and turn it into a slum.
dickie the enraged -t-urd

Vallejo, CA

#13 Nov 23, 2013
VIB is dead wrote:
Ha ha ha ha ha.
VIB was destroyed by a bunch of fat old men.
I love it.
LOL!
LOL!
Nope we are still here...now get ready to earn the drunky Jon Riley's picks in the Jumpers, they are all full of baggage that time will prove were not worth the money jonnie put out to get them elected.

(t)urd enragement!
sorry dickie

Vallejo, CA

#14 Nov 23, 2013
lol, riley is running the show now. weren't the voters supposed to hold union supported candidates accountable and not elect them? jon will be back in 2016 to put himself on council, maybe even as mayor. a true vib nightmare.
vib enragement!
The Profit

Vallejo, CA

#15 Nov 23, 2013
sorry dickie wrote:
lol, riley is running the show now. weren't the voters supposed to hold union supported candidates accountable and not elect them? jon will be back in 2016 to put himself on council, maybe even as mayor. a true vib nightmare.
vib enragement!
LOL!
Jon will not be around in good shape for a 2016 council run, felony DUI, or cirrhosis are likely his fate.

(t)urd enragement!
Captain

Pleasanton, CA

#16 Nov 23, 2013
Regarding the article "Cities on the Brink", Joseph M. Tanner responds in the comments secion and says:

"I was the city manager in 2008 that recommended BK for Vallejo. We had no choice; the city ran out of money to pay for union contracts. The city labor unions were stupid and they could not comprehend the math involved in operating a city.

Basically, the math goes something like this: The fire union charged their members $175.00 month x 12 months/year x 100 fire fighters x 2 ( election cycle every 2 years)=$410,000. Police union charged $125 per month x 12 months/year x 145 cops x 2 years (election cycle once every two years)=$435,000. Together these two unions bought their elected Council members every 2 years since they financed the local elections by the tune of $$845,000 for every election. No one could compete with the fund raising. They controlled the City Council, their own contracts and the rest of the city too. Hence, their contracts were not sustainable and bankruptcy was the result. The Fire and Police union cooked their own “petard” as the saying goes.".

Cities on the Brink: http://ww2.cfo.com/accounting-tax/2013/11/cit...
Drop dead already Captain

El Sobrante, CA

#17 Nov 23, 2013
Drop dead already Captain.
Annonomos

Vallejo, CA

#18 Nov 26, 2013
Drop dead already Captain wrote:
Drop dead already Captain.
Yeah Captain. Stop spreading the truth. We don't want to know. Just pay.

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