Saturday, August 16, 2008

Wasting Money

Daley is looking to pinch every penny or so we've heard. Have to close that $420 million gap.

You know those heavy duty trash bags? The ones touted for construction waste? Pretty expensive, right? We're getting reports of a huge pile of these things used by the CTA to gather waste, trash, debris on the el tracks and guess what's embossed on each and every bag?

A full size CTA logo.

How much do these "specialty" bags go for? And why advertise on something that's either going to be buried in a landfill or burned in an incinerator?

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45 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are not on the Peoples Gas budget plan I advise you to get another sidejob now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/16/2008 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

waste some more money and cry like a little bitch useless dog catcher of a mayor WE WANT A FUCKIN CONTRACT any copper who does anything in the way of police work is an asshole drive around in your cruisers and dont do shit

8/16/2008 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cooter for f.o.p. president

8/16/2008 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MORE FLOWERS IN THE ROADWAY!! YEH More Public ART

8/16/2008 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A chicken in every pot or a red light camera at every stop" I will bring the budget back- Dicky Daley
BTW-Word has it that some retired judge got caught in the red light big brother and is throwing a fit.LoL Cant wait till more of the CLOUT get bagged. The cameras dont know who everbody is or is not. Bye Bye Richie

8/16/2008 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its funny that the CTA was crying POOR, and then its gets its fare increase, and money from the State.

The a miracle occurs. Money is found for a new computer system that allows CTA supervisors to see where each bus or train is. Wireless applications so anyone with a cell phone can tell how long until the bus comes. Now personalized garbage bags?

Whats next?

If I had the money that the city and CTA wasted in a year... I could live very well for the next 100 years

8/16/2008 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous westside, inside do-nothing said...

C.T.A. is nothing more than an acronym for "Cash Thrown Away". Need I say more?

8/16/2008 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Daley wants to save money. Talks about “Integrity” in the CPD. HMMMM???? Seems to me, our boss gets paid to do two jobs: Supt of CPD and Head of OEMC. However, he is now only Supt of CPD. Guess I just saved the City about $180K right there. Burst, and the rest of the “Fed buddies”, another $140K a piece. Hell, I’m just racking up the savings!

8/16/2008 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what you're talking about. How am I supposed to know about that? That's just silly. It's silly. Silly. Silly Silly. Silly. Silly. Silly. Silly. It's just silly. I mean it's garbage bags. Silly. Silly. Silly. I've got an Olympics to plan. Silly. Silly, silly. Just silly.

8/16/2008 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the employees of the C.T.A. don't steal them and use them at home.

8/16/2008 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit says---

Does anyone know where they get these trash bags made up? I would love to get ones that say---

"Kees me you fool!!!"

8/16/2008 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the employees of the C.T.A. don't steal them and use them at home.

Come on. Do you REALLY think that will stop them??

8/16/2008 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since February 2008, Mayor Daley has permitted Superintendent J.P. Weis to hire four (4) of his FBI cronies at a minimum of $140,000.00 each!
Why?
There are police exempt rank members that are more than qualified to fill those positions.
Those four positions did not exist before the current superintendent was hired. Those four positions were created for those four cronies.
Superintendent Weis was hired to bring down corruption and crime in this city.
Yet, it appears that half a million dollars to his "friends" in pay is not corruption to Weis or Daley.
Fire the four Feds and if the jobs need to be filled, fill them with current exempt members of the department.
Plus, lower Weis' salary since he is now only doing one job not the two he was hired to do!
SAVINGS = $715,000.00!!!!!!!!!!

8/16/2008 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got a news letter from Cline's wall fund. They say they are going to add a retired guys name to the wall? This guy got killed working for the Marshal's service, not CPD. He was not a Chicago cop when shot so why is he going to be added to the wall? Does his family got some wack?

8/16/2008 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Save money? stop all the fireworks, stop shutting down LSD to bicycles, etc. etc. We spend money for these events, not make it.

8/16/2008 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPS uses the same type of bags. I think it’s more of an employee theft deterrent than advertizing. They are nice bags and I suppose you could turn them inside out, I don’t know if the logo is also printed on the inside of the bag.

8/16/2008 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more areas of wasted money these are actually in the 2008 budget.

The 2008 budget allocates $17.4 million in Chicago
Skyway funding:
$13 million Downtown Density Bonus for
affordable housing programs
$9.8 million After school, summer jobs for youth
and youth training programs
$3.3 million Job and job training for ex-offenders
$3 million Plan to End Homelessness
$1.7 million More Meals-On-Wheels
$1.6 million New Senior Satellite Centers
$1.6 million Multi-family affordable housing
development loans
$1 million Business Hiring Incentive Program
(BHIP)
$800,000 Emergency Heating Assistance
Program (EHAP)
$700,000 Juvenile Intervention Support
Center
$640,000 Low-Income Housing Trust Fund
$500,000 Expanded Senior Caregiver program
$400,000 Transitional housing support services
$400,000 Job training for difficult-to-place
workers
$400,000 HomeMod Program for families
with disabled youth
$300,000 Citywide ADA Compliance Plan

8/16/2008 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in 2008 the city had budgeted for 16,133 police sworn members. They obviously don't have that. Where is that extra money going?

http://199.253.140.81/webportal/COCWebPortal/COC_EDITORIAL/6_Budget_Detail_1.pdf

8/16/2008 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raising taxes has never worked and it will never work. However, if you lower taxes you are viewed as unsympathetic to the poor, as not caring about the under privileged. People of Chicago and Cook County, you better wake up..Who has been more hurt then the poor when it comes to the outrageous taxes we pay? They don't have the means to drive out of the city to buy bottled water or to avoid a 10% sales tax. They say they had to raise taxes to pay for Stroger hospital and other county hospitals so the poor could have medical care. There is no way in the world that you couldn't find enough waste to cut in the budget to more then adequately pay for these services. You better start thinking a lot harder about who you vote for.....

8/16/2008 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about scrap olympics. Then all of a sudden 500 mil pos!tive!!!

8/16/2008 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C.T.A. is nothing more than an acronym for "Cash Thrown Away".
++++

ooooh, that's a good one!

8/16/2008 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are not on the Peoples Gas budget plan I advise you to get another sidejob now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you aware that if you use the budget plan for the gas and electric company you are charged $10 a month...that's $240 a year for both...at least that's what it was when I found out a couple years ago, may be more now...

8/16/2008 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i saw some bustout pushing a shopping cart down 47th street placing empty cans in one of the bags and the kicker... he was wearing a cta uniform.

8/16/2008 09:26:00 AM  
Blogger Colin said...

Anon 1:05 AM. that bus tracker software was cheap to get up and running and will lead to much improved service (less bunching) and increased ridership. It was money well spent.

Also, Google paid a large chunk of it in exchange for advertising rights.

8/16/2008 09:45:00 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

So the employees of the C.T.A. don't steal them and use them at home.

8/16/2008 05:57:00 AM

I agree that many agencies and businesses tag 'their' property for this purpose.

However, there is no one to charge them with abuse of CTA property if they did take them home. To be a successful politico here, you have to turn in any conscience and undergo a morals flush. So there is no 'twinge' when you do things like this. Silly.

8/16/2008 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You fail to see the genius, SCC.

They are dual purpose! When the shit hits the fan...they can be used as body bags!

Great job, as always, Huberman.

8/16/2008 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mayor, is he giving back his 15% raise he gave him self 6 months ago??????

8/16/2008 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cooter is running next time for fop.he will hit the city hard.no more kool aid drinkers.he will hurt the city will it hurts.no more tickets and right to daleys house.

8/16/2008 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We have no money, we need to lay off a thousand city workers" waaa waaa waaa!!! "But don't worry, I'm gonna give all my streets and sanitation bosses raises and I'm gonna make sure those flowers are changed monthly." "Oh and you aldermen don't have to worry either, I'm going to approve the raises you just passed."
signed-
Mayor Midget

8/16/2008 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP Treasurer has been talking to State's Attorney Public Integrity Unit about goings on at the FOP. Go get him J.C.

8/16/2008 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Daley wants to save money. Talks about “Integrity” in the CPD. HMMMM???? Seems to me, our boss gets paid to do two jobs: Supt of CPD and Head of OEMC. However, he is now only Supt of CPD. Guess I just saved the City about $180K right there. Burst, and the rest of the “Fed buddies”, another $140K a piece. Hell, I’m just racking up the savings!

8/16/2008 01:19:00 AM

The CEO (Chief Emergency Management Officer) of the city, formerly Cortez Trotter, and the Executive Director of OEMC (Office of Emergency Management and Communications) are two totally different positions.

Technically, the Superintendent of CPD, the Commissioner of CFD, and the Executive Director of OEMC, all report to the CEO of the city.

Essentially, Weis, Brooks & Orozco all report to Weis. Weis reports to himself. Silly? Yes, but what else do you expect from our fool Mare?

It is even more confusing because Cortez Trotter, in order and not simultaneously, starting with the most recent, held the three positions of CEO, Executive Director of OEMC, and Commissioner of CFD.

Think back, once the lineup was:

Trotter as CEO.
Cline at CPD.
Huberman at OEMC.
Orozco at CFD,

which means, the CEO of the city and the head of OEMC are seperate and distinct and are not currently held by the same person, but the CEO of the city and the Superintendentr of Police are currently held by one person, Weis.

The current lineup is:

Weis as CEO.
Weis as Superintendent of Police.
Brooks as Fire Commissioner.
Orozco as ED of OEMC.

8/16/2008 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re 8/16/2008 05:57:00 AM


Which option would be less expensive?

8/16/2008 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome.

custom CTA garbage bags.

I'm surprised richie didn't want to stamp his name on them as well, but I bet he probably sees the irony in associating his name with garbage.

8/16/2008 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Got a news letter from Cline's wall fund. They say they are going to add a retired guys name to the wall? This guy got killed working for the Marshal's service, not CPD. He was not a Chicago cop when shot so why is he going to be added to the wall? Does his family got some wack?

8/16/2008 07:36:00 AM
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Harry Bell took out an armed and dangerous escapee (a former PO) in the loading dock of the Federal Building.

He saved many civilian lives that day and gave his own.

He deserves to be on that wall just for that---you know nothing of sacrifice.

And no, I am not a member of the Bellomini family.

There are people on that wall and in the star case that have no reason to be there--one being a PO assigned to the Mounted Unit who was drunk and fell off his horse.

8/16/2008 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are not on the Peoples Gas budget plan I advise you to get another sidejob now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you aware that if you use the budget plan for the gas and electric company you are charged $10 a month...that's $240 a year for both...at least that's what it was when I found out a couple years ago, may be more now...

8/16/2008 09:04:00 AM

I don't believe that. Where is it on the monthly bill?

8/16/2008 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more waisted spending by the city. it never ends does it. deep pockets daley is such a smuck.

a couple of the new red light cams are malfunctioning. they snap a photo the second you go through a yellow. bullshit. challenge that ticket. they are trying to snowball you.

8/16/2008 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

said...
If you are not on the Peoples Gas budget plan I advise you to get another sidejob now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you aware that if you use the budget plan for the gas and electric company you are charged $10 a month...that's $240 a year for both...at least that's what it was when I found out a couple years ago, may be more now...

8/16/2008 09:04:00 AM


NOT TRUE Who makes up this crap??

8/17/2008 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CTA stands for "Canaryville Thieves Assoc" it's meant to warn garbage pickers away from the bags that are meant to be sold to fund the next olympics, after daley gets his 10%

8/17/2008 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we have money to move people, pay 3 months rent, and counselors etc. How about a Fibune reporter or Scum times reporter report on all the free gov handouts the Daley admin dishes out to its voters. Might actually sell tons of papers and save their jobs.

8/17/2008 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are not on the Peoples Gas budget plan I advise you to get another sidejob now!!!!!!!!!!!!!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Are you aware that if you use the budget plan for the gas and electric company you are charged $10 a month...that's $240 a year for both...at least that's what it was when I found out a couple years ago, may be more now...
8/16/2008 09:04:00 AM
######################################################################

I've been on the budget plan for over ten years.
THEY DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR THE PLAN!
It works great and I know exactly how much my bill is every month.
Best way to budget your monthly bills.

8/17/2008 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Got a news letter from Cline's wall fund. They say they are going to add a retired guys name to the wall? This guy got killed working for the Marshal's service, not CPD. He was not a Chicago cop when shot so why is he going to be added to the wall? Does his family got some wack?

ofcourse the family got wack.
three kids on the job all good spots he should be on the cpd wall he should be put on the marshals wall

8/17/2008 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are not on the Peoples Gas budget plan I advise you to get another sidejob now!!!!!!!!!!!!!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Are you aware that if you use the budget plan for the gas and electric company you are charged $10 a month...that's $240 a year for both...at least that's what it was when I found out a couple years ago, may be more now...
8/16/2008 09:04:00 AM
######################################################################

I've been on the budget plan for over ten years.
THEY DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR THE PLAN!
It works great and I know exactly how much my bill is every month.
Best way to budget your monthly bills.

8/17/2008 09:07:00 AM

As I stated before, I had stopped using the budget plan when I found out they were charging...it was a fee for $9.45 it was called a customer charge...maybe they call it something else now..but you can bet your ass that you are being charged!!! I actually found a bill from 1998 that shows it...check it out ass hole...before you start with your stupid sputtering

8/17/2008 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go to the cta website and check out the pdfs of what they spend money on it's unbelievable

8/18/2008 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harry Bellomini deserves to have his name on the wall.

Years of honorable service. Honorably retired CPD Detective.

A true copper that lost his life protecting citizens.

This is way overdue.

8/20/2008 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
Got a news letter from Cline's wall fund. They say they are going to add a retired guys name to the wall? This guy got killed working for the Marshal's service, not CPD. He was not a Chicago cop when shot so why is he going to be added to the wall? Does his family got some wack?

ofcourse the family got wack.
three kids on the job all good spots he should be on the cpd wall he should be put on the marshals wall"

He was a retired CPD detective that went to work for the US Marshalls' Service.

A female security guard got sloppy with her handcuffing. A bankrobber being taken to court slipped his cuffs, took her. She ran away. He ran out of the building with her gun.

Harry B positioned himself in a way that the gun fire would not injure citizens in the downtown loop during business hours. He died in the gun battle.

As for his kids having spots, so what? HB had a lot of friends.

Would you trade your father for a spot?

His name belongs on the wall. Long overdue.

8/20/2008 01:43:00 AM  

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