Notes from a busy calendar:
What’s 118-feet high with a garbage truck on top?
Going into Day Three of the DeKalb County Landfill Expansion public hearing. I promise a full report when the hearing is over. The Chronicle has reports here and there. The Northern Star’s got coverage here. WLBK’s got some scoop here. The best source is live at the hearing as a participant.
I am deeply grateful to Dan Kenney for his leadership and effort; to Clay Campbell for all his help; to Gracie as always; and to the fb 730 or so who know who I’m talking about.
A deepening financial morass:
After the first all day session of the landfill public hearing was over I headed over to the DeKalb City Council and Finance Advisory Meeting. I was too tired to be effective. Too pooped to fight about anything. So I sat there and mulled over a survey I didn’t really fill out. Gave minimal input because I was confused. And I’m starting to feel a little like Rodney Dangerfield.
This is the report I submitted. An email asking me to fill out a survey was never received so I guess Rudy took my report and matched up my input with the survey answers to get a 100% survey response. More on that later.
It looks like the staff either agrees to a 12% cut in pay or they’ll face a 12% cut in jobs. That could mean a loss of some of our most experienced staff because such a salary cut would mean a reduction in pensions for employees near the end of their careers. More on that later, too.