Something to think about

 

 

What is it? Easy how does the City of Racine deal with being 200 Million in debit?  How does the City begin to deal with not having close to the funds needed to cover the costs of operating?

What do we do? Will we cut Fire and Police? Will  we cut parks I understand that the City Parks department will be mostly done away with and Public Works will take over.

In fact, I talked to call him Mr. Baseball on Friday who informed me that because of the poor upkeep of the Ball Fields (that the teams pay for) many teams are going to relocate to a private Ball Field near Parkside, for less costs AND guaranteed Games and refunds for games missed due to unmade up rain dates, unlike the City of Racine Mr Baseball said that each team pays about $700 per year some may pay more. Mr Baseball thought we could see 10 or more teams go to where they feel more wanted. Can you blame them?

Back to what might be the end of the Parks Department, well that be a savings, but does anyone thing that any management would   go or just Rank and file? Do you think the Blondie marketing girl will go or stay?  Stay I think after all she may be needed by the Parks department management for close consulting .

What else will we see go? #5 Fire Station? Of course its gone I think.maybe even more then that after all there is never any firers in Racine are there?

Same with Police how far under the 199 will the Mayor go? After all we have no crime do we?

Racine police to northsiders: Be alert; area has seen spike in burglaries

http://journaltimes.com/news/local/racine-police-to-northsiders-be-alert-area-has-seen-spike/article_565fe6cc-227b-11e3-ad9f-001a4bcf887a.html

No crime not in Racine not at all.

Of course Mayor Dickert’s ideas on RootWorks/Porter’s will still get all the $$ they need. After all The City will issue Bonds and there is no issues with that   is there?

City’s bond rating downgraded

http://journaltimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/city-s-bond-rating-downgraded/article_f3afd352-d8d3-11e2-a35c-001a4bcf887a.html

So as the City takes down street lights ask yourself how do we pay for the fun at

Rootworks

Uptown

Downdown

Launch Box

Car 25 Here you go I understand they get 30K more next year then this year!

So as we fight to pay our tax bills and to keep our jobs or business going

 

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Mayor John Dickert might be starting to compete with Racine Businesses (and maybe allow a buddy on the gravy train) How does that make you feel?

A parting idea who might be the next City Attorney? Will you be shocked if the person has connections to the Mayor?

 

 

Unions are crushed! Fritz Sauckel is pleased!

 

Back in 2/11 the City signed contacts with Local 67 before Act #10 was made law at the time we where told a bunch of BS on how this was the right thing to do in factFrom the Racine Journal Times 3/1/11

” The contracts with four city unions — Racine Professional Employees Association, Service Employees International Union District 1199 and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 430 — allow them to transition gradually into the changes outlined in the governor’s proposal, according to Deputy City Attorney Scott Letteney, lead union labor negotiator for city.”

 

and more

… “The move, which goes before the Council Tuesday, comes because the city is facing a $2 million deficit in the 2013 budget from the wage and benefit provisions in those prospective contracts, driven in large part by increasing health care costs, according to City Administrator Tom Friedel”….

 

Even then sitting City Councilmen such as Dave Maack had worries ” “I’m concerned about the future budgets and the ramifications this will have,” he said.” My guess is the Mayor knew the numbers but his re-election was job one.  After all Downtown Racine needs an Ice Rink!

Of course the contract got passed Act 10 got passed Walker won the Recall and the leadership of Racine woke up and knows we do not have the money to pay the contracts

So last night the City council FUCKED the Unions and will work to redo or end the signed contracts so The City is not in as deep of hole as we were.

Of course this will go to court and be a big fight another group legal bills for us to pay.

Why now? Well Dickert has no race to run, the Unions got to spend lots of money and donate lots of time to the local Democratic machine in a hopeless effort to save Wisconsin for the Looney left.  As I see it the rank and file get hurt leadership not so much.

I look for a lot of public works to go away too, my guess is the trash  collection will be outsourced.

Yes how Mayor John Dicker loves the Unions!   Interesting to note that as Scott Walker has given up wages ect in the past to share the pain Mayor John Dickert I understand has not.

Another question how does Mayor Dickert even think of anything for Downdown Racine as in toys as he cuts the Rank and file to bits? Might it just be about him?