« How attitudes toward marijuana in Hawaii are evolving | Main | More public restrooms needed in Salem... and everywhere »

June 22, 2015

Comments

Brian, can you have one of these arborist checkout the 'replacement' trees on State Street? 4 of the new 5 trees do not look healthy to me. It would help confirm the lack of care provided by the city of street trees.

The best part of the SJ article-

"I see hours and hours of staff time. I am determined that this council will stop bleeding money," Peterson said.

ahahahaha you gotta be fucking kidding me. what a clown for a mayor.

Apparently "bleeding money" is any money that is not going to her Never Going to be Built Bridge consultants for the past 15 years, overpaying for parkland from developer friends, adding in after the fact $1 million bonuses for already taxpayer subsidized development, wasting urban renewal funds from north salem to fix the sewers for a private developer in the old Sumco space, doing free soil testing on private property adjacent to parkland BUT OH NO WE DONT HAVE MONEY FOR A TREE COMMISSION!! BLEEDING MONEYS!!!!

Salemander, great comment. I like your writing style. Nicely acerbic. Which hopefully means sarcastic. Anyway, great points.

I'd add that several people have been added to the City Manager's staff at over $100,000 each. At every meeting of the police facility task force at least half a dozen City employees would sit there for several hours, dutifully watching the proceedings .While getting paid.

But like you said, OH NO!, we can't have a volunteer Urban Tree Commission meet every couple of months and have a City staffer spent an hour or so writing up brief minutes. That would be.... BLEEDING MONEY!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Strange Up Salem

Welcome to HinesSight

  • Salem Political Snark
    My local political rants are now made on this badass blog. Check it out. Dirty politics, outrageous actions, sleaze, backroom deals — we’re on it. 

  • Twitter with me
    Join Twitter and follow my tweets about whatever.
  • Church of the Churchless
    Visit my other weblog, Church of the Churchless, where the gospel of spiritual independence is preached.

  • Welcome to HinesSight. If this is your first visit, click on "About this site--start here" in the Categories section below.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...