Gary Zimmerman

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Supported a comment by E.B. Schofield on Main Library Campus 1 year, 8 months ago
E.B. Schofield
)1) "Balanced" will require taking the 3% statutorily allowed budget increase every year - otherwise the funds will not be balanced. The budget presentation at the City Council Work Session on Jan. 22 acknowledges this requirement. (2) The project budget may be $80-85M but the project cost will not be. Even if the event center is delayed and major VE modifications are made, once you factor in interest and issuance/transaction fees over the life of the CCDC bonds and lease financing, the true cost will be millions more! (3) Three of the four funding sources will be directly paid via taxation of citizens and businesses.
Supported a comment by Johnie Thompson on Main Library Campus 1 year, 9 months ago
Johnie Thompson
We are being "steamrolled! We elect them to represent us & give careful consideration to what we want & then we get what they or someone else in city government tells them they want. The answer is to VOTE for some one that WILL represent us!
Commented on Main Library Campus 1 year, 9 months ago
Thank you. I am also very tired of the city's intentionally misleading comments that do not typically address the posted concern, and add only positives to the city's position. I feel steamrolled by those City responses.
Supported a comment by Diane Plastino Graves on Main Library Campus 1 year, 9 months ago
Diane Plastino Graves
I was at that meeting November 27, 2018. There was no “review” or “careful consideration” of those 322 comments. City staff just mentioned it, —and mentioned that 60% of the commenters wanted the cabin to stay in its current location. The Council spent more time discussing the depth of the sewer line near one of the proposed locations in Julia Davis Park than they ever did discussing those comments. In fact, there was absolutely no discussion of the comments. I’m very tired of the city selectively advising the public of information that supports the Mayor and Council’s decisions which don’t reflect a large majority of the opinions submitted to the city by the public. It is a misrepresentation of the facts.
Supported a comment by M. Thomas on Main Library Campus 1 year, 11 months ago
M. Thomas
Far too late, and expect the same poorly worded and slanted feedback questions designed to elicit the "positive sentiment" the City is using to justify this project.
Supported a comment by M. Thomas on Main Library Campus 1 year, 11 months ago
M. Thomas
Well said! This project requires significant funds that the City does not have therefore causing an assumption of debt, and the people should have a vote on if and how to proceed. Bypassing citizen vote in favor of long-term lease financing is not acceptable!