Friday, May 18, 2007

Daley's $10 Million Shortfall

  • Mayor Daley has ordered 3,250 city managers to take one unpaid furlough day, cut off non-emergency overtime and suspended hiring unrelated to public safety to plug a $10 million hole in his 2007 budget.

    The question is whether those belt-tightening measures will be enough to close the mid-year gap -- or whether Chicagoans must brace for a post-election tax increase.

    "I can't tell you that at this time. What we're doing now, rather than look at tax increases, is controlling expenses through the end of the year," city Budget Director Paul Volpe said today.

The article goes on to say how the budget projections were off by a bit here and there, like the increase in the cigarette tax that we predicted would result in a massive shift of revenue to surrounding suburbs, counties and Indiana (and we were 100% correct). And then there was the cold snap that resulted in massive overtime charges against the Water Department when long neglected water mains and pipes burst. When you neglect infrastructure and spend the "savings" on crooked construction deals, land deals and Olympic proposals, you're going to get hammered down the road.

Good thing the mayor can order people to eat vacation days, eh?

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35 Comments:

Blogger SCC said...

Comment glitch - sorry about that

5/18/2007 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must be contract time again. It seems everytime we have an upcoming contract negotiation, there are fiscal issues.

5/18/2007 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he would pay for Meigs Field run way tear up it would cover most of the 10 Mil screw up. Good job Mr. Mayor!

5/18/2007 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell advertising space on the sides of squadrols. We could wear ball caps with ads on them. Sell air time on our radio for ads. We could carry signs at our street roll calls.

5/18/2007 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous clines step child said...

10 mill is easy sell the old 12 and 10 district both those lots of land range betwenn 3-5 mill easy.

the old gas-station on 39 pershing sell it.

the e.t south building on 63rd sell it. put all the tech in homan square.
you figures the city has plots of land all over the place not used.

5/18/2007 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the trucking scam cost us ten million , city suits that are not fought, who knows how much that is , fifth floor thievery, that's where the short fall of cash is at remember the old sos powell, look in the closet...

5/18/2007 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the sale of the Skyway money, or did the hired trucks get it all.

Keep voting Democratic.

Soon we will have no medical, dental or optical benefits but we will have flower pots.

5/18/2007 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is such an asshole he gave away millions to walsh-joyce-degnan and their friends already this guy robs without a mask! He is so arrogant why is his detail being detailed out? Maybe it is because he is possibly getting indicted and they are getting away from him?

5/18/2007 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me, but where is all that Money for the Olympics? We can put together that package, but we can't give our employees decent raises, medical, dental and optical benefits.
And more important, we work with crap equipment, while the big guys get all the latest high tech gadgets.

5/18/2007 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MY QUESTION IS THIS WHY DOESNT THIS STUFF HAPPEN IN NAPERVILLE? COULD IT BE THAT THE MAYOR OF NAPERVILLE (GEORGE PRADEL) IS NOT A GREEDY CORRUPT IDIOT LIKE OUR BELOVED MAYOR. I WILL TELL YOU THIS,5MORE YEARS AND I AM OUT OF THIS F-CKIN CITY. LET THE ANIMALS AND THE ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE IT.

5/18/2007 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey mayor, sit on our contract a bit after it expires, eh? My wife and I are looking into purchasing a new car.

5/18/2007 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell the old 012? And where is the new 012 located?

5/18/2007 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attn. Olympic Committee. Current Chicago Government can not manage a city budget with out crying poor mouth. How could they possibly finance and manage all that is required of a city looking to host world level Olympics??
"We have plenty of money and will not need the taxpayer backed pledge we signed."

5/18/2007 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Money raiser:
Rent out Buckingham Fountain to a laundry.

5/18/2007 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We at the 911 center have been told that time due has been cancelled until hell freezes over, How that saves the city money well we havent figured that out yet

5/18/2007 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman "Oily Eddie' Burke figured a way to get free transportation and bodyguards years ago.

He simply got a Dem. political hack judge to issue an order to the CPD saying poor cowardly Eddie's life had been threatened.

So all these years we get the priviledge of paying for his assigned police cars and armed valets.

Keep voting democRAT

5/18/2007 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its contract time and richie daley is up to his old tricks. He will cry no money and boo hoo etc..

And we the Police will be to stupid to stick together. We will get another crappy contract because we cant stick together.

OH WAIT...FOP is fighting for us SHEW!

5/18/2007 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put a traffic camera on every fucking major intersection in Chicago! That will bring in millions. None of this $25 fine for no driver's license in traffic court. What crap!

5/18/2007 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Privatize many services, especially the BLUE BAG program. Mr. Mayor the BLUE BAG program does not work! Lets not try to be environmental. Those crushed aluminum cans gotta bring in something!

5/18/2007 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How bout fighting these B.S. frivilous law suits instead of handing out checks to every mope that sues the city.

5/18/2007 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

legalize and tax prostitution, 47 & Cicero dick sucking tax could bring in hundred thousand easily.

5/18/2007 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is a stuttering moron prick that took nepotism to new highs, CPD has more exempts by about 25 then they had 5 years ago.

5/18/2007 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

need money cut the number of alderman in half
close a few districts,12,13,21,23
eliminate the rank of captain
eliminate about 25 exempts
give the working police on the 1st and 3rd watch a 5% differential pay increase that's pensionable

5/18/2007 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the sale of the Skyway money, or did the hired trucks get it all.

Keep voting Democratic.

Soon we will have no medical, dental or optical benefits but we will have flower pots.

5/18/2007 12:06:00 PM



Via! little Mexico we are your neighbors and we are staying.

5/18/2007 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Alderman "Oily Eddie' Burke figured a way to get free transportation and bodyguards years ago.

He simply got a Dem. political hack judge to issue an order to the CPD saying poor cowardly Eddie's life had been threatened.

So all these years we get the priviledge of paying for his assigned police cars and armed valets.

Keep voting democRAT

5/18/2007 07:04:00 PM

WHY DOES HE NEED 2 GUYS AT ALL TIMES? SO THE KING SITS IN THE BACK? WHY DID THE NEW CITY CLERK REFUSE DRIVERS? HE SAID POLICE ARE BETTER NEEDED ON THE STREET BUT OLE ED BURKE WITH MULIT-MILLIONS IN HIS CAMPAIGN FUND JUST SUCKS ALL THE MONEY FROM TAX PAYERS! AS A MATTER OF FACT WHY DOES THE CITY TREASURER HAVE A FLEET OF DRIVERS WHAT DANGER IS SHE IN? ASSCLOWNS!

5/18/2007 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of all those unneeded clout exempts...c'mon media, how about a "close-up" article on that.

How about a casino or two...they can certainly generate the needed $$$.

5/18/2007 11:23:00 PM  
Blogger Westcide said...

"legalize and tax prostitution,..dick sucking tax could bring in hundred thousand easily."
5/18/2007 09:35:00 PM

I hate to tell you but we already have a "dick sucking" tax.

It's called meritorious promotions!

5/19/2007 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Squad give me an event number for an advertising mission in the DOC.

5/19/2007 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All he has to do is call Mark at F.O.P. he'd be glad to give his real boss (Da Mare) 10M from our pension.

5/19/2007 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How bout fighting these B.S. frivilous law suits instead of handing out checks to every mope that sues the city.

5/18/2007 09:33:00 PM


Your hair JELLO has entered your brain matter. Understand something Daley along with the Law dept don't want to fight Law suits, the city and the outside law firms (connected) make settlements with the tasted approval of Daley and company. This is how the city works Daley give jobs to law firms and receives backing from BIG business. Both of Daley's brothers are involved with Big Business. Why do you think Daley wants the Illegal Mexicans here. HELLO cheap labor, Daley does not care if the illegals Fuck over the rest of us working class mopes.

5/19/2007 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"legalize and tax prostitution,..dick sucking tax could bring in hundred thousand easily."
5/18/2007 09:35:00 PM

I hate to tell you but we already have a "dick sucking" tax.

It's called meritorious promotions!

5/19/2007 08:17:00 AM

Dam I blew everyony i could and all I got is lip sores! Could some boss please tell me who to blow as i am tired of not doing the right person! Come on burke-daley-eddie V (Opps sorry your going to prison your alderthieve friends are sure to follow)!

5/19/2007 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is such an asshole he gave away millions to walsh-joyce-degnan and their friends already this guy robs without a mask! He is so arrogant why is his detail being detailed out? Maybe it is because he is possibly getting indicted and they are getting away from him? -----------------------------------
"Joyce" is that the same Joyce that has a kid that went to club fed for a few months. Didnt he roll on some friends that he worked for,some "kingpin"dope boy? I think he was the muscle and bag man for this guy.Now correct me if im wrong, but 3 months, 3 years, or 30 years in a fed prison, i would think you would have to be a convicted felon, right?I think some coppers kids killed themselves over oweing them money also. What kind of job could this guy have?????? OH WAIT!!!! His dad has all the concessions at the airports, worth several millions every year.He goes from being the bagman/muscle for some dope boy to the bagman/muscle for the mob....and yes the mob is alive and well....IN CITY HALL!!!!! The funny thing is we have a G.O. about associateing with felons, but they dont?Wasnt that "QUARTERS"guy a felon too? But "DON RITCHIE" appoints him to the hired truck scam i mean program. MY TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!

5/20/2007 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Short people have short falls.

5/21/2007 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any Donny sightings?

5/21/2007 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE MAYOR CLAIMS MONEY PROBLEMS HE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM RAISING MONEY TO RUN AN ELECTION, OR TO HELP OTHER POLITICIANS RAISE MONEY. HE SHOULD GET OUT THERE WITH THE SAME MONEY STRATEGIST, OR DIG INTO HIS CAMPAIGN FUNDS THAT ARE LEFT OVER THERE SHOULD BE ALOT HE DIDN'T RUN AGAINST ANY REAL OPPONENT. ALL FOR THE GOOD OF THE CITY OF COURSE.

5/23/2007 02:06:00 PM  

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