Archive for October, 2010

Cost Items At A Pension Board Meeting

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

I find that I learn a lot by going to the various pension board meetings. Recently I went to the City of Memphis Pension Board meeting on October 28, 2010. Mayor Wharton chairs the meeting and I must say that he runs a fair, efficient and open meeting. I have attached the agenda of the meeting (more…)

More Government Cost Factors

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Recently I published a first article on compiling the real cost factors in the things that make up your tax and utility bills. The politicians like to keep you talking about the benefits of consolidation but they are afraid to talk about the real cost factors that make up your tax bill which are the salary (more…)

The Real Factors In The Cost of Government

Monday, October 18th, 2010

 I have been working for some time on compiling the real cost factors in the things that make up your tax and utility bills. The politicians like to keep you talking about garbage and sewer fees, auto inspections, license fees and other distractions. These are important but the real cost factors that make (more…)

Jeffrey Hernandez and Kriner Cash

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I just received this from the MCS system and I wanted to get this out. It has not been easy to get this information but here it is finally.  It appears Mr. Hernandez  received $47425.78 up to now and the new contract was signed 10/11/10 by Dr. Cash not to exceed $48,400.00.

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Further Information on the Pension Mess Here in River City

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

The Shelby County pension board meeting that was held yesterday was fascinating. I wrote about it and the application of Joe Ford to get his pension increased. There was so much going on in that meeting that many other important points were not mentioned in my first report. I try to keep (more…)

Joe Ford Accuses Pension Board of Prejudice

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

I went to the Shelby County pension board meeting today and it was very interesting. Mayor Luttrell was the chairman and there was a large crowd including Joe Ford, the interim mayor that Luttrell just defeated recently. It turns out that Mr. Ford was there to try to get the pension board to approve (more…)

While I Slept the Price of Bass Pro Pyramid Went Up

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Sorry, I try to read the various local papers every day and keep up with what is going on locally. I read an article in the June 30, 2010 Commercial Appeal that stated that the City’s contribution to Bass Pro was $30 million.

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