Archive for May, 2010
Recently I came across a state report on PILOTS (Payment in lieu of tax grants) for Memphis and Shelby County. I converted this to a spread sheet and I have attached the some $48 million dollars in PILOTS (taxes not paid (more…)
Here is a recent letter from John Malmo, former head of the old citizen public park commission. Also see a spreadsheet from current city councilman Kemp Conrad on this subject.
Recently City Councilman Kemp Conrad sent me a presentation on solid waste (garbage, recyclables and yard waste) alternatives and asked my opinion. I appreciated this opportunity. I read it and sent it (more…)
“We want what we have been promised and we want it NOW!” This is what the Greek government employees are shouting in the streets of Athens.
What does that have to do with us here in Memphis? I do not mean to imply that we have the same situation here but nationally the country is not far (more…)
I am concerned about Mayor Wharton’s proposed debt refinancing and I looked at the details of the proposal. I asked John Slater, a friend with extensive financial education and experience, to take a look at this proposal and give me his opinion. I show below his opinion of this proposed deal.
In response to my recent email and web posting I received the following email from City Councilman Kemp Conrad. I thought it was a very thoughtful and interesting email and I wanted to share it with the public. He (more…)