[last chapter] Ah. Truth and lies. But: the good news: the City posted the CDC's budget on the Council docket today, so that Council can rubber stamp it on June 23 (be there!).
(See Item-202; see page 12 of
and part 2 of the back-up materials.)
Guess what? In the new 08/09 budget, CDC is budgeting a whopping, humongous $338,364/year for powerwashing sidewalks and clock maintenance and for unspecified "equipment and infrastructure." Since we know that assessments can't be used to repair or replace streets and sidewalks, any guesses as to where that money is going to blow? Oh, and the budget for all this in 07/08 was only $45,500. What a giant leap! Why such a huge increase? Are they buying a fleet of powerwashing hummers? How did they get all that money? Oh, oh, oh, I see: they didn't spend the collected taxes in 07/08, they just TOOK them. Why? They didn't have the right to spend them, because the City didn't sign a contract allowing them to take and spend them until April of 2008. So, what's the right thing to do here, for no work performed, but charged for? Give it back for 07/08: that's what the law says can be done. Give it back or credit it and take none next year! Law? Who cares about laws in San Diego? Hey, PB people: how did you get Faulconer to pull your MAD off the docket and bury it forever? It was just like ours, and we are stiffed. — June 18, 2008 4:05 p.m.