Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Expect Council To Reject Fireworks Funding Tonight
Considering I have been around City politics for several years now, after seeing what Mayor Ireton did to propose a $5,000.00 donation to the Red, White & Boom Fireworks in this years budget and since the entire expense has already been funded, it won't fly.
There is absolutely no point whatsoever for the Council to agree to pony up $5,000.00 above and beyond the many thousands of dollars worth of resources you'll already be paying for with Police and Fire protection already committed to.
Considering Mr. Dunn has raised 100% of the funding, I have to believe Mayor Ireton is simply trying, (ONCE AGAIN) to make this Council look ridiculous. However, this time around YOU can actually make him look like the fool that he is by simply understanding the money is NOT necessary.
Mr. Dunn told me last week he thought the Mayor was trying to donate the $5,000.00 for next year but went on to say he was doing everything he can to "keep government out of it". The funding Mayor Ireton wants is for 2012 and not 2013, that's a fact. Mr. Dunn went on to say that he believes the Mayor should have the power to make such donations and I agreed to disagree.
Mr. Dunn also stated that when he mentioned the $40,000.00 last week he meant that as their goal. Mind you, it took a few days before he contacted me to tell me that but it's whatever.
In the mean time we are already seeing complications just as soon as government gets involved. Just know what the Council will more than likely do by voting this down is simply based on the fact that they have enough money to run the event this year without any help from the City.
at 5/29/2012 05:10:00 PM