Sunday, March 03, 2019

Shawnee Misleads and Misinforms Citizens

The spring edition of the city's City Line news magazine is out.  There is a two page article describing the proposed new community center.  Who actually wrote that article?

One item of important info is nowhere to be found in that article.  The fact that the proposed center is projected to run in the red for the first five years.  That total is in the neighborhood of $1.5 million.  And since many of these types of centers never can cover their operating costs, that would project out to approximately $6 million over 20 years.  Again I ask, which essential city services will be pushed aside for this Taj Mahal.  Why?  Because the deficits in opeations/maintenance are not covered by the $38 million (total payback $54 million).  They have to be covered by the general fund.

The chart below was in some city documents, but one has to drill down to find it.  I mentioned it in last Sunday's post.

Click on the image below to see a larger easier to read version
And don't forget, besides the mill levy increase, there will be membership fees (that don't cover expenses)
BTW, has anybody ever heard the legal term "lying by omission"?  Just curious.