Monday, June 23, 2008

More Money Wasted?

Didn't we just read about how tax revenue down? The bottled water tax is collecting under half of projections, anyone hoping to save money is shopping outside the city, ticket revenue is down millions more, the City even sold the land at 14th & Ashland that was supposed to be for a new 012 District to Sam's Club.

So why waste a few hundred thousand, maybe a million or more on a structure that's falling down? From our e-mail:
  • The Eleventh District parking lot is getting a make over. The city has hired someone to replace the entire sprinkler system. Of course if you look you can see that it is falling apart. The ramp to the basement has concrete hanging down, the stairwell door frames are falling apart, the foundations to the supports are all cracked, humongous potholes were just patched, bricks by the judges parking space are falling and the city is paying someone to put in the new sprinkler system before it is condemned?
Got to keep those union voters happy we guess. How many projects like this go through the City Council and mayor's office on an annual basis? Tens of millions of dollars worth? Hundreds of millions? And we get offered a 1.5% raise and the possibility of no retro pay? What's that cost-of-living increase speculated to be at the moment?

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24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

011 is a prime example of what happens with minority contracting,that place is a shithole ready to collapse.

6/23/2008 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no retro-checks and you will see another wave of officers become do-nothings.

6/23/2008 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

LITTLE DOES ANYONE KNOW THAT INSPECTORS TOURED AREA 4 INCLUDING THE 011 DIST.

THE BUILDING HAD SO MANY VIOLATIONS THAT THE ENGINEERS ARE MAKING SUM SERIOUS O.T.

THE WORD IS THEY HAVE BEEN INSTALLING FIRE ALARM SENSOR S IN THE BUILDING.

DOES ANY ONE NOT REMEMBER THE FIRE IN 011 A YEAR BACK THAT COST THE CITY MILLIONS!!!

SO IT ONLY TOO THE CITY ABOUT 18MONTHS TO FIX THE FIRE CODE VIOLATIONS.

6/23/2008 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It pisses my off to hear how generous they are with the city's money with everyone except the police.

6/23/2008 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Got to keep those union voters happy we guess."


What makes you think that there's any union workers involved?

6/23/2008 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not only is the parking lot falling apart-but the station needs to be demolished and rebuilt..maybe this time add computers that work, maybe some air conditioning. The place is disgusting.

6/23/2008 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes you think that there's any union workers involved?

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What makes you think any union pipe fitting or sprinkler system job on a City building isn't staffed with union workers, two of which don't show up for the job?

Soprano "no-show" type jobs you dope, do a little digging. The media isn't doing it.

6/23/2008 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LET TRY AND DO IT STARTING MONDAY THE 23RD, NO MOVER, NO PARKERS, NO IMPOUNDS, GANG/TACT ONLY CONTACT CARDS PLEASE. NO NICKEL/DIME ARREST. OH YEAH NO ANOVS

6/23/2008 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, what's this about no retro? Where is that comment derived from?

6/23/2008 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Almost all the stations are falling apart. Look at those building engineers in 025 they just hide in their basement office smoking cigarettes. Tell them about something wrong and they tell you only an electrician can change the light bulbs or a plumber will come to fix the leaking sewers in the basement. I just hope the city sees this and privatizes it. They got rid of city janitors and now the floors are clean. Privatize all these political hack jobs!

6/23/2008 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps some of you old-timers remember when the station at Homan and Harrison was first built by "minority contractors".

It featured the stairway to nowhere. The plumbers installed pipes which were too narrow to handle raw sewage.

6/23/2008 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Titanic will sink.

6/23/2008 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is the new 007?

6/23/2008 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats why I drive a $1,000 car to work. When that garage collapses, I'll sue and win the ghetto lottery as well. Why not? In the infamous words of the desk clerk in the medical section..."I'm gonna get mines."

6/23/2008 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take a hard look at the ventilation systems in the stations. It's slowly killing all of us and you don't even know it. They are supposed to be cleaned out every 30-45 days. Hard truth - they havent been cleaned out in over 10 years. scary aint it.

6/23/2008 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello OSHA!

I'd rather work in a coal mine than in 011!

Plus then I wouldn't have to hear 11-Dub when I'm working in a coal mine...going down down down!

6/23/2008 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there are many stations that are disgusting.dont you need airconditioning to be a ''cooling center''?the homeless wont come into our station.

6/23/2008 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Got to keep those union voters happy we guess."


What makes you think that there's any union workers involved?

6/23/2008 01:34:00 AM


Um, you're kidding right?

6/23/2008 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Um, you're kidding right?

6/23/2008 05:29:00 PM"


No, I was thinking about all that 'privatization' that the midget loves to tout.

6/23/2008 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....yup..Keep the unions happy
Ever notice the new 'lego' blocks in the sidewalks by intersections now?? & how about taking every residential intersection (& some main streets) and re-doing the 18 inches of asphalt around the corners and in front of the 'lego' blocks where the sidewalk meets the street. Anyone know what's up with that???

6/23/2008 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous H H HOLMES said...

Anonymous said...
Almost all the stations are falling apart. Look at those building engineers in 025 they just hide in their basement office smoking cigarettes. Tell them about something wrong and they tell you only an electrician can change the light bulbs or a plumber will come to fix the leaking sewers in the basement. I just hope the city sees this and privatizes it. They got rid of city janitors and now the floors are clean. Privatize all these political hack jobs!
6/23/2008 08:41:00 AM


Privatize? You must be on the pipe. The douch bag engineers [3 Miglin Management goofs] at the 001st District facility can't keep a two story building operational. And the gaps between the blocks in the hallway are in excess of 1 1/4 inches wide, the mice walk right in for the winter.
Anybody remember the mayor proclaiming this was a "100 year building"?
Not - sell that shit to the tourists!

6/23/2008 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ever hear of Virgina Reyes??? yep Victors sister. well she owns a plumbing company called Toltec, she has a licensed plumber working for her to cover the license law, all of her other plumbers actually work for other companies, she just gets paid to do these plumbers payroll, wanna know what her 2 big city contracts are??? 1. minority participant to Independant Mechanical the company that does the plumbing maintanance at O;Hare airport she gets the plumbing material order from IM places the order and pays for the material then gets a huge mark up, ready for #2? the city is installing water meters in all houses in the city that do not have them (an 11 year program)Virg's company and another company that is also minority owned are the contract holders on this job, the guys on her payroll work for a few other companies but get paid by her, ahhhhhhhh ain't clout grand

6/24/2008 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and another thing about the water meters, they are going to be remote readers and the way they are going to read these meters?? the electronic readers will be on garbage trucks so that the water meters will be read once a week, call Water management for verification

6/24/2008 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buy everything possible outside the city and crook county.The will feel the economic loss!

6/24/2008 09:24:00 PM  

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