Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Corrupt Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner Stacks City Council Committees to Continue Wild Spending, Corruption and Exploiting Taxpayers
Under the advise and consent of political mafia boss Bob Vaughan, corrupt Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner has stacked city council committees.
Bob "Old Crony" O'Connor, who has overseen tax-n-spend policies for three decades, will once again be the chair of the finance committee. To continue to the corruption and pay-to-play, Weisner has replaced anti-taxpayer Lynda Elmore, who is moving to Virgina, with anti-taxpayer and crony 8th Ward Alderman Dick Mervine.
***Committee of Corruption
Bob Vaughan, King
John Cordogan, Crony
Terry Bohr, Crony
Wally Mundy, Crony
Mike Morcos, Crony
Theodia Gillespie, Crony
Marilyn Weisner, Queen
Chuck Shorty Anderson, Crony
***Finance Committee of Taxpayer Exploitation
Bob O'Connor, Chair
Abigail Schuler, Crony
Dick Mervine, Crony
***Reverse Planning and Development Committee
Mike Saville, Chair
Richard Irvin, Crony
Bill Donnell, Crony
***Building, Grounds and Infrastructure
White E. Peters, Chair
Juany Garza, Crony
Scheketa Hart-Burns, Chair
Ted Mesiacos, Crony
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Price Tag for So-Called RiverEdge Park in Aurora Soars As Taxpayers Get Stuck With Millions in Costs Per Year
According to an independent estimate, by the time the so-called RiverEdge Park will have its first year of operation, costs will soar past $23 million. Over the next 20 years, even though the tiny park will attract far more mosquitos than events or visitors, the park will cost another $40-50 million in operation costs.
That's almost $70 million.
Contrary to city propaganda, the park isn't about having a park. In fact, it's biggest claim to fame has nothing to do with being a park, but a music stage that could have been placed in all kinds of places far more suitable for concerts.
In fact, this park doesn't even have parking for it.
However, it does have the most important things necessary for a taxpayer-funded project in Aurora under the regime of corrupt Mayor Tom Weisner and political mafia boss Bob Vaughan.
It has contracts, pay-to-play, corruption, taxpayer schemes and making sure certain people get rich.
The Aurora Way.
So, as Aurora experiences reverse economic development, a tax rate THREE TIMES HIGHER than Naperville and plummeting property values, Weisner would prefer you just ignore all that, the costs, cronies or corruption and just be happy they took several commercial properties off the tax rolls to create a "park" that will be separated from the river by a fence.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
President Barack Obama's Administration Reminds Everyone Why Government Is the Problem, Not the Solution
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Aurora Police spent significant time, resources and staff time over two days recently in a prostitution sting that arrested 10 people, including 6 women and 4 men.
Daily Herald reports:
"The operation, which was conducted Wednesday and Thursday at a private residence in the city, targeted several different online sites known for advertising sexual services."
Meanwhile, Aurora Police brass (not to be confused with rank-n-file officers) have been silent on a different problem, involving pay-to-play, cash for contracts and corruption that has engulfed the city as the fastest-growing crime during the regime of corrupt Mayor Tom Weisner and political mafia boss Bob Vaughan.
In defense of the APD brass, it's important to note they have been working very hard in recent months at publicity stunts with the corrupt mayor and games with crime stats.
Now, as they pay attention to prostitution and since taxpayers are getting screwed every single day, maybe the APD brass needs to just call corruption as "sex" so they focus their attention on it for a couple days.
Both Aurora and Chicago, two of the most corrupt cities on earth, came up with red light camera schemes from Redflex and both cities have made various excuses that the schemes were necessary for safety.
Both cities also have failed to be open and transparent about the red light camera schemes.
Chicago has an inspector general that is demanding answers. Aurora has no inspector general.
In Aurora, repeated requests for records to corrupt Mayor Tom Weisner, Aurora Police Chief Greg Thomas and So-Called Commander Joe Groom, the primary advocates of the red light scheme, have been unanswered.
Change You Can Believe In? President Barack Obama Ducks Questions Over Benghazi Calling Them Just a Side Show
President Barack Obama campaigned on change you can believe in. He promised that, if elected, his administration would be open, transparent and when problems happen, everyone has a right to ask hard questions and it's the responsibility of the President to answer them instead of whining. That was back in 2008. We've seen change since then...not the change he promised, but a lot of changes from his promises.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Stephanie Kifowit Ducks Gay Marriage Question and Says She Needs to Take a Survey to Figure Out Which Way the Political Wind Blows
Protesters on both sides of the gay marriage issue swarmed former Aurora Alderman and now so-called State Rep Stephanie Kifowit's office.
As with most important or controversial issues, Kifowit hid and ran away from the debate unless she gets permission from Michael and Lisa Madigan on what to say.
Kifowit said she needs to first take a "survey" for the 84th District to figure out which way the political wind is blowing before deciding her position.
The problem for Kifowit is that she's made her position clear for and against gay marriage, depending on who she was soliciting support for.
She has tried to insult those who are gay at various times, yet cuddles up with gay supporters like Lisa Madigan.
She has told religious people she's "against" gay marriage yet taken thousands from campaign contributors looking for her to endorse gay marriage.
"Kifowit's position changes based upon who's she's speaking to and she will decide based upon purely selfish political interests" said an east side resident from Aurora's 3rd Ward, where Kifowit exploited taxpayers as alderman to attend parties and events.
Aurora Dumps Millions of Taxdollars to Lure Ballydoyle to Downtown While Ballydoyle Spends It's Own Money and Zero Taxdollars to Locate in Naperville's Downtown
Ballydoyle, the Irish pub that was lured to open a location in depressed downtown Aurora at a cost of millions to taxpayers thanks to corrupt mayor Tom Weisner, is using those profits to spend its own money to add a new location called "Empire"in Naperville's vibrant downtown at the former site of Rosebud.
And, unlike Aurora taxpayers giving away millions, in the case of Naperville, Ballydoyle will not only cost Naperville taxpayers ZERO, but immediately start generating tax revenue when it opens in December 2013.
Ballydoyle's deal in Aurora:
Cost taxpayers over $2.5 million
Will take many years to recoup costs
Adjacent Restaurant Row is a flop
Ballydoyle's deal in Naperville:
Cost taxpayers ZERO
Will immediately generate revenue for taxpayers
Adds to vibrant downtown with many options and competition
In other news, homeowners in Aurora pay almost three times higher rate than Naperville.