Building a city budget is a big pain in the ass. While city bean counters are weighing revenues versus expenditures they’re at the mercy of the stateRead more
Tag: David Carson
Raise Your Hand And Swear With Me, Plus: Tie One On
This week a whole lotta pols will be swearing. And after they’re sworn in it won’t take long for OIB’s posters to be swearing atRead more
Sleeping With The Fishes
Yes! The days are getting longer. Is it almost time to push the clocks ahead? I know, I know, we just hit winter and I’mRead more
Help Me Spend The Moolah
I’m wondering (and that usually gets me in trouble) with Barack’s talk about pumping billions into infrastructure improvements to ignite the economy what shovel-ready projectsRead more
What, No Fight? Plus: Cops Approve Contract In Tight Vote
What a bunch of party poopers. I’m always disappointed when no brawls break out at the Monday Night Fights, aka City Council meeting. I meanRead more
What A Load, Plus: Book Party And Finch’s First Year: What’s Your Grade?
Phil Kuchma, developer of Bijou Square downtown, is making a big stink over a proposed residential project in Monroe that could back up the city’sRead more
Cooking Up An Agreement, Short And Long Term
Thanksgiving week and lots of stuff going on beyond the stuffing, especially when it comes to city union negotiations. On December 1, members of PoliceRead more
Is It Time To Bring Back A Financial Review Board?
I’m hearing chatter in the community–and I think it’s going to become louder–from business interests, newspaper friends and OIB readers that maybe it’s time forRead more