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Dear South Euclid City Officials,
We have a few money saving ideas that should have been obvious to you, but apparently are not.
First off, this whole land grab concept from Cedar Center to the Greenvale 9 and all the foreclosure acquisitions tally well over 20 million dollars by now, and are still climbing. It was recently disclosed that the only payments made on the Greenvale properties since their acquisition 3 years ago is $60,000 each year in interest charges.
Now there’s that pesky playground fiasco. How much City money really went into that anyway? Has anyone calculated how much money was “donated” by the taxpayers while well-meaning City employees were voraciously encouraged to work on the playground during their regular shift on the public dime?
Instead of doling out hefty raises all around, why not consider a long overdue pay freeze for department heads? And stop creating new positions. That’s becoming really annoying.
Regarding the hiring of yet another lawyer to assist in the daily activities of the legal department -- let’s hope this achieves the objective of putting the kibosh on the massive legal fees currently being racked up for outside legal counsel. If tangible results are not produced forthwith, please swiftly terminate this experiment.
Admitting the consecutive financial failures of the Greenvale 9, Cedar Center, and the Playground of Possibilities seems unlikely. At the very least, cease and desist with further gambles of this ilk.
Put aside your silly notions of grandeur and focus your full attention on basic city services at once.
South Euclid Oversight
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- 2009 Salaries And So Much More….
- Spin The Budget
- A Developing Pattern
- Not Reporting The Whole Story
- Hope You're Sitting Down For This One
- Financial Discrepancies
- Limited Reality
- Fiscal Fiesta?
- Mixed Messages
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