• December 21, 2014

Few attend Killeen budget forum

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6 comments:

  • Randy Johnson posted at 11:31 pm on Fri, May 31, 2013.

    Randy Johnson Posts: 20

    Morrison wants Fuel Efficient Fleet? Is this to save money? Or wonder if that was because it cost the city to much in fuel when him and Green had a flat tire in Florence and they called City Workers to come fix it. Was the flat tire on their Personal Vehicle? I guess I am just a little confused...

     
  • el residente posted at 7:10 am on Fri, May 31, 2013.

    el residente Posts: 12

    And it's a good thing you said his fingers are in his ears. I think another spot my be taken with his head....

     
  • el residente posted at 6:48 am on Fri, May 31, 2013.

    el residente Posts: 12

    I agree. But seriously, any thoughts to the possibility that the five who attended might've been the city manager's current/former girlfriends - checking on funds for potential buyout prospects?

     
  • Max67 posted at 6:39 am on Fri, May 31, 2013.

    Max67 Posts: 63

    @Eliza I agree that Corbin wants to quickly explain away the low turnout by associating it w/ a national trend, rather than allow people to surmise that it could be a slgn of the citizens' disappointment in the recent actions (and inactions) of city officials.

    As Randy points out, recent events have already demonstrated that the city ngr. does what he wants (both with our tax dollars and w/ respect to employees who get in his way), regardless of any input provided by others, including boards that make official recommendations based on the facts. Why would the public think their presence at such a mtg. would make any difference?

    The meetings the citizens are interested in are the closed door meetings, during which decisions are made to abuse tax dollars to buy the silence if individuals without the public being given any chance for input -or usually any awareness (since the purpose of those closed door meetings and buyouts is to keep the public in the dark).

    In this situation, low attendance might speak to a lot more than a national trend - even if Corbin puts his fingers in his ears so he doesn't hear the message....

     
  • Randy Johnson posted at 11:22 pm on Thu, May 30, 2013.

    Randy Johnson Posts: 20

    All they needed was the Council there. They never listen to any input from citizens anyway. Their decisions are always made during workshop or closed sessions. Maybe they could use a retreat to help them make decisions. Morrison could use his personal credit card to pay for it. Then he will bully someone and will get reimbursed for it.

     
  • Eliza posted at 8:20 am on Thu, May 30, 2013.

    Eliza Posts: 897

    @ Mayor Dan Corbin said low civic involvement is an unfortunate trend across the nation.
    “I think that many of our citizens would rather complain about the results than participate in the process. I don’t think that is unique to Killeen. It exists at all levels of government,” Corbin said.

    leaving some city officials disappointed in the first stage of planning for an uncertain fiscal year.------
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    Perhaps the low turn out was due to the citizen tax payers themselves, being disappointed in what has been allowed to happen among the city officials and some city employees.
    Even though they weren't at the meeting doesn't mean ,the citizens aren't aware of what is happening and are interested.