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Some Questions for the Press....and You
      11/14/11 06:27 PM (72.73.45.104)

Even though the questions asked during the public hearing on the 8th went unreported, and unaswered, I've had a few people stop me on the street for answers. Thought I should let those who are supposed to ask questions provide the answers for the public. You guys get a pay check for it I don't.

1. Are there any economic development opportunities on the horizon that will help pay for the new complex?

2. Council is expecting a increase of up to a million dollars in VRS payment (not reported). What other state cuts or reduced funding can the city expect?

3. What are the expected impacts of the on going reassessment going to be? Residential is down and commercial is expected to be way down from 4-years ago. How will this impact real estate taxes?

4. What are the impacts on the city services and capital priorities? Can residents expect additional tax increases to maintain city service and other priorities? If so what type of services or projects?

5. Was first told that building on the fire station site would buy the city some time before facing the full cost of the court complex. What happened to this plan? Later staff made it clear that we need a new downtown fire station? Now that the fire station site has been abandoned is there still an urgency for a new fire station? If so, where will it go and at what cost?

6. The Moseley Report case numbers, and previous statement from staff, point to the need of a parking facility just to support the courts. The time for this is 10-years out. If so, why is it not being discussed as part of the overall court project? The city will not even be half way through the court debt when this need will arise. Where will it go and at what cost?

7.We are spending over a million dollars for land acquisition. What is the land in question actually assessed for?

8. We are spending over a million dollars to rehab the "Big Ugly," which the current plan calls for tearing down. How do you justify this expense?

9. How much do city residents benefit from this expenditure for a court complex?

10. If the city can save money on construction costs why is the court complex the number one priority? What about other capital projects on the city's Capital Plan?

I will ask you both just two questions and I would really appreciate a response--

1. Are these valid questions?

2. Have they been answered by the Council majority?

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* The Courts--What Else? MattKelly 07/30/10 10:58 PM
. * * Re: The Courts--What Else? Einstein   07/30/10 11:31 PM
. * * Re: The Courts--What Else? MattKelly   07/31/10 10:37 AM
. * * Something Else to Consider MattKelly   08/23/10 06:29 PM
. * * Isn't It Time For Council to Respond? MattKelly   08/29/10 11:49 AM
. * * Is This Enough or Should We Expect More? MattKelly   09/02/10 01:31 PM
. * * Re: Is This Enough or Should We Expect More? PaulM   09/08/10 03:20 PM
. * * Courts--A Done Deal? MattKelly   09/09/10 09:38 PM
. * * Re: Courts--A Done Deal? K_Johnson   09/15/10 05:11 PM
. * * Re: Courts--A Done Deal? buffcajun   09/10/10 07:07 AM
. * * Re: Courts--A Done Deal? MattKelly   09/10/10 10:53 AM
. * * Buffcajun Might Be Right MattKelly   09/13/10 09:40 PM
. * * It's Official-- You Owe City Council $40M MattKelly   09/15/10 10:22 AM
. * * Re: It's Official-- You Owe City Council $40M KyColonel   09/15/10 12:31 PM
. * * Re: It's Official-- You Owe City Council $40M K_Johnson   09/15/10 05:36 PM
. * * Another Option MattKelly   09/15/10 01:53 PM
. * * Re: Another Option KyColonel   09/15/10 11:34 PM
. * * Re: Another Option MattKelly   09/16/10 07:40 AM
. * * Council Quotes glasshouse   09/16/10 09:56 PM
. * * Re: Council Quotes MattKelly   09/17/10 06:26 AM
. * * Re: Council Quotes glasshouse   09/17/10 09:28 AM
. * * It's Perfectly Reasonable In the World of Politics MattKelly   09/17/10 10:08 AM
. * * Re: It's Perfectly Reasonable In the World of Politics PaulM   09/17/10 11:09 AM
. * * A Question........................ MattKelly   09/17/10 05:03 PM
. * * Re: A Question........................ cassandra&sarasdaddy   09/17/10 05:10 PM
. * * You First.......... MattKelly   09/17/10 10:43 PM
. * * As Promised...Kind of....... MattKelly   09/19/10 12:49 PM
. * * Tyranny of the Majority MattKelly   09/22/10 11:13 AM
. * * Re: Tyranny of the Majority cassandra&sarasdaddy   09/22/10 11:38 AM
. * * Re: Tyranny of the Majority MattKelly   09/22/10 01:08 PM
. * * Re: Tyranny of the Majority cassandra&sarasdaddy   09/22/10 01:25 PM
. * * Calling Rellascout MattKelly   09/22/10 03:12 PM
. * * Re: Calling Rellascout cassandra&sarasdaddy   09/22/10 03:33 PM
. * * Rehashing What? MattKelly   09/22/10 04:35 PM
. * * Your Thoughts on the Courts MattKelly   09/26/10 08:14 PM
. * * Anyone Have Anything New to Report??? MattKelly   10/24/10 10:07 PM
. * * Reality set in - glasshouse   10/26/10 11:10 PM
. * * Re: Reality set in - MattKelly   11/04/10 06:38 PM
. * * An Update MattKelly   11/13/10 05:33 PM
. * * Request for Proposals MattKelly   11/30/10 07:22 AM
. * * Judges First., Residents Second? MattKelly   12/16/10 02:46 PM
. * * Can Someone Explain This? MattKelly   01/05/11 05:16 PM
. * * Re: Can Someone Explain This? bigfish   01/05/11 10:54 PM
. * * Can You Elaborate? MattKelly   01/06/11 02:59 PM
. * * Tonight's Work Session With Judge Willis MattKelly   01/11/11 10:15 PM
. * * Re: Tonight's Work Session With Judge Willis buffcajun   01/12/11 07:08 AM
. * * Re: Tonight's Work Session With Judge Willis glasshouse   01/12/11 11:12 PM
. * * Re: Tonight's Work Session With Judge Willis buffcajun   01/13/11 08:51 AM
. * * The Real Issue MattKelly   01/15/11 12:36 PM
. * * Got My Answer--Cooking Trump Courts MattKelly   01/29/11 10:14 AM
. * * Re: Got My Answer--Cooking Trump Courts MF   01/29/11 11:14 AM
. * * Re: Got My Answer--Cooking Trump Courts glasshouse   01/29/11 09:51 PM
. * * Work Sessions on Court Proposals MattKelly   03/11/11 06:05 PM
. * * Re: Work Sessions on Court Proposals glasshouse   03/11/11 08:28 PM
. * * Televised????? MattKelly   03/11/11 08:32 PM
. * * Presentations to be Taped and Rebroadcast MattKelly   03/12/11 11:26 AM
. * * So Much for a Public Conversation MattKelly   03/15/11 08:06 AM
. * * We Get to E-Mail! MattKelly   03/15/11 03:33 PM
. * * Re: We Get to E-Mail! RichOnTheRoad   03/16/11 09:23 AM
. * * What is the Purpose????? MattKelly   03/16/11 04:57 PM
. * * Re: What is the Purpose????? glasshouse   03/16/11 09:45 PM
. * * A Closed Session MattKelly   04/07/11 05:02 PM
. * * If Anyone is Interested.... MattKelly   04/08/11 04:02 PM
. * * The Latest..... MattKelly   04/12/11 04:23 PM
. * * Re: The Latest..... cassandra&sarasdaddy   04/12/11 08:24 PM
. * * Frustrated MattKelly   04/12/11 09:48 PM
. * * I'm a Hypocrite--Reason for Closed Session MattKelly   04/13/11 09:56 AM
. * * Re: I'm a Hypocrite--Reason for Closed Session buffcajun   04/13/11 10:01 AM
. * * Re: I'm a Hypocrite--Reason for Closed Session MattKelly   04/13/11 11:08 AM
. * * Parking Deck, Hotels, and Schools MattKelly   04/13/11 01:12 PM
. * * Discussion Closed MattKelly   04/17/11 11:20 AM
. * * A Walk Down Memory Lane MattKelly   04/17/11 02:26 PM
. * * The Bar Association Speaks!--Circuit Court Only? MattKelly   04/27/11 03:31 PM
. * * Re: The Bar Association Speaks!--Circuit Court Only? MF   04/27/11 03:54 PM
. * * Re: We Get to E-Mail! buffcajun   03/15/11 03:39 PM
. * * Not Succeeding Is Not an Excuse for Not Trying MattKelly   03/15/11 04:29 PM
. * * Re: Not Succeeding Is Not an Excuse for Not Trying buffcajun   03/16/11 07:12 AM
. * * Re: Tonight's Work Session With Judge Willis RichOnTheRoad   01/13/11 10:08 AM
. * * Re: Can Someone Explain This? buffcajun   01/06/11 08:59 AM
. * * Is It worth Attending??????? MattKelly   05/12/11 02:42 PM
. * * Another Point to Consider MattKelly   05/13/11 06:44 PM
. * * Re: Another Point to Consider cassandra&sarasdaddy   05/14/11 12:32 PM
. * * Re: Another Point to Consider MattKelly   05/14/11 12:37 PM
. * * Re: Another Point to Consider cassandra&sarasdaddy   05/14/11 01:24 PM
. * * Re: Another Point to Consider MattKelly   05/14/11 02:52 PM
. * * Re: Another Point to Consider cassandra&sarasdaddy   05/14/11 03:28 PM
. * * Re: Another Point to Consider MattKelly   05/14/11 05:46 PM
. * * Re: Another Point to Consider cassandra&sarasdaddy   05/14/11 05:59 PM
. * * Re: Another Point to Consider MattKelly   05/14/11 08:35 PM
. * * Re: Another Point to Consider cassandra&sarasdaddy   05/15/11 01:53 AM
. * * Public Records MattKelly   05/15/11 05:18 AM
. * * Re: Public Records cassandra&sarasdaddy   05/15/11 08:24 AM
. * * Re: Public Records MattKelly   05/15/11 11:04 AM
. * * Re: Public Records cassandra&sarasdaddy   05/15/11 04:12 PM
. * * Re: Public Records MattKelly   05/15/11 05:06 PM
. * * An Observation & A Suggestion MattKelly   05/16/11 11:57 AM
. * * Re: An Observation & A Suggestion part 2 cassandra&sarasdaddy   05/16/11 02:57 PM
. * * Re: An Observation & A Suggestion part 2 MattKelly   05/16/11 03:19 PM
. * * Re: An Observation & A Suggestion part 2 cassandra&sarasdaddy   05/16/11 04:30 PM
. * * Re: An Observation & A Suggestion part 2 MattKelly   05/16/11 05:48 PM
. * * Re: An Observation & A Suggestion part 2 buffcajun   05/18/11 08:31 AM
. * * Today's Editorial MattKelly   05/20/11 12:36 PM
. * * Last Night's Work Session MattKelly   05/25/11 07:29 AM
. * * Re: Last Night's Work Session buffcajun   05/25/11 07:32 AM
. * * Managment & Operations Review. MattKelly   05/25/11 10:34 AM
. * * Another Good Point MattKelly   05/25/11 01:05 PM
. * * Gotten A Letter Yet? And Another Closed Meeting MattKelly   06/10/11 11:01 AM
. * * What Just Happened????? MattKelly   06/14/11 09:08 PM
. * * Take a Closer Look MattKelly   06/16/11 03:48 PM
. * * Think I'll Get an Answer? MattKelly   06/19/11 06:39 PM
. * * Re: Think I'll Get an Answer? cassandra&sarasdaddy   06/19/11 06:53 PM
. * * You Can't Win Them All, But................ MattKelly   06/19/11 08:44 PM
. * * Re: You Can't Win Them All, But................ cassandra&sarasdaddy   07/09/11 06:24 PM
. * * Re: You Can't Win Them All, But................ MattKelly   07/09/11 06:37 PM
. * * Another Closed Meeting............................ MattKelly   08/18/11 03:55 PM
. * * Re: Another Closed Meeting............................ cassandra&sarasdaddy   08/18/11 04:00 PM
. * * Council to Public--Be Quite and Open Your Wallets MattKelly   08/25/11 07:37 AM
. * * Re: Council to Public--Be Quite and Open Your Wallets cassandra&sarasdaddy   08/25/11 09:27 AM
. * * For your Reading Pleasure......... MattKelly   08/25/11 03:03 PM
. * * OK Then Let's Move On MattKelly   09/01/11 08:43 PM
. * * Re: OK Then Let's Move On cassandra&sarasdaddy   09/01/11 08:48 PM
. * * Finally!!! A Question on Topic MattKelly   09/01/11 09:15 PM
. * * Re: Finally!!! A Question on Topic cassandra&sarasdaddy   09/01/11 09:43 PM
. * * A Discussion Begins! MattKelly   09/02/11 07:47 AM
. * * Please Stay Home MattKelly   11/03/11 04:44 PM
. * * Some Questions for the Press....and You MattKelly   11/14/11 06:27 PM
. * * Last Chance For You.....and the Press. MattKelly   11/22/11 05:28 PM
. * * "Not a word was uttered--Zero Public Comment" MattKelly   11/24/11 12:07 PM
. * * Some Food for Thought MattKelly   11/26/11 01:28 PM
. * * Re: Some Food for Thought Haysus   11/27/11 07:24 AM
. * * Its the Effort That Counts MattKelly   11/27/11 11:22 AM
. * * Little Fanfare --The Arcadis Report is Released MattKelly   12/21/11 05:15 PM
. * * Let The Discussion Begin MattKelly   04/02/12 08:27 AM
. * * Do You Have Enough Info to Discuss? MattKelly   04/09/12 03:42 PM
. * * Latest on Courthouse MattKelly   05/13/12 11:49 AM
. * * Today's ARB Story and More....... MattKelly   05/16/12 10:31 AM
. * * Another Perspective on the Courts.... MattKelly   05/28/12 04:37 PM
. * * The Courts --The Bigger Picture MattKelly   06/18/12 03:17 PM
. * * The Fat Lady Sings..... MattKelly   06/19/12 07:38 PM
. * * A Parting Thought...... MattKelly   06/20/12 09:24 PM
. * * The RFP--Let's Try Again MattKelly   07/09/11 05:46 PM
. * * Re: An Observation & A Suggestion part 2 cassandra&sarasdaddy   05/16/11 06:27 PM
. * * City History MattKelly   05/16/11 02:30 PM
. * * Re: Public Records cassandra&sarasdaddy   05/15/11 04:10 PM
. * * Re: Public Records MF   05/15/11 10:06 AM
. * * Re: Another Point to Consider MF   05/13/11 09:48 PM
. * * Re: Another Point to Consider MattKelly   05/14/11 06:03 AM
. * * Re: Another Point to Consider MF   05/14/11 09:40 AM
. * * Re: Another Option cassandra&sarasdaddy   09/15/10 02:17 PM
. * * Do It My Way--You miss the Point MattKelly   09/15/10 02:49 PM
. * * Re: Do It My Way--You miss the Point cassandra&sarasdaddy   09/15/10 04:12 PM
. * * Radio Interview in the Morning MattKelly   08/01/10 11:15 AM
. * * Re: Radio Interview in the Morning MattKelly   08/22/10 06:37 PM
. * * Re: Radio Interview in the Morning YesItIsMe   08/22/10 09:41 PM

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