Archive for December, 2010

Electrolux, Is It a Good Deal?

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Recently through an open records request I asked for the following information from both the City and the County.

I would like the financial analysis showing the total cost of the all incentives including bond interest and legal costs and the (more…)

It’s a MAD MAD MAD MAD World

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

After reading Dr. Jeff Warren’s recent article in the CA and considering last night’s vote in favor of surrendering the Charter, I would like to suggest a change to MAD from Mutually Assured Dedication to Mutually Assured Derision. Even though Jeff voted against the Charter release, he is a member (more…)

Finally Some Progress

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Mike Matthews (Channel 3) asked me the other day concerning my investigations “Why do you do this?” I replied that someone has to keep the public informed or the politicians will do what they want rather than what (more…)

The Arrogance of the Memphis City School System

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

For some time Jeni DiPrizio of Channel 24 Eyewitness News and I have had a common gripe and that is the intransigence of the Memphis City School bureaucracy as concern open records requests. After recently filing three (more…)

Pyramid Bonds and You The Taxpayer

Monday, December 6th, 2010

I sent the following open records request to Mr. Jim Street of the Center City Commission and he said that he did not know the answers and suggested I send it to Robert Lipscomb or Roland McElrath. He did send the (more…)

Mayor Luttrell and Pilots

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

On November 11, 2101 I wrote an article on PILOTS (payments in lieu of taxes) which was posted on memphisshelbyinform.com. Yesterday I got a letter from Mayor Luttrell in response to that article which I very much (more…)