Those Damn Coppers
We're already the bad guys again - and the contract hasn't even been approved by the Board of Directors to go out for a vote:
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel may borrow more money to come up with the $65 million or so the city will need to cover police back pay if a newly proposed contract is approved, the city’s top budget official said Tuesday.
Budget Director Alexandra Holt did not say how much the city will need to borrow, but indicated it would be a short-term loan paid back by mid-2017, when the new police contract would expire.
That'll be some interesting accounting. But damn those coppers making Rahm borrow money again. If only there was a spare $65 million lying around - like that money DePaul got to pay for a third of that new stadium for a team that hasn't made the NCAA tourney in years. Or that "Maggie Daley Park" that's a cover for an underground parking structure that can't stop leaking or collapsing.
Labels: contract stuff