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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Making Aurora Second to None for Taxes

After a decade of wild spending, corruption, fiscal incompetence and making Aurora second to none for high taxes, Mayor Tom Weisner wants to add a 4 cent per gallon gas tax to offset dwindling casino revenue and reverse economic development.

Like the gambling schemes pursued by the corrupt mayor, the gas tax is designed to disproportionately hit the poor, elderly and those that can least afford the already high taxes in Aurora the most.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

He has money for bike lanes downtown. How much did they cost me? I pay road taxes on gas and all my vehicles to make the roads. What do those bicycles pay?.
I bet half that casino money goes in pockets. Downtown looks like crap there is no future. Other casino towns put their money back into downtowns. Aurora builds new curbs and sidewalks in the ghetto portions of the city.
After reading the other blog segments, I bet the Kjendals, Grooms, DeLeones, Tunnys and Zimans are involved in this scheme also. Plus all the Mayors buddies.

Anonymous said...

They are all crooks in Aurora. Why doesn't he mayor tax bicycles. I even will bet that those Deleones and Kjendalls & Grooms own a bicycle shop.

Anonymous said...

Coming Soon>>>> Aurora Wine Fest at Dunham Park. Music provided by the Deleones. Drinking booth sponsored by Kjendall-Zimans Inc.

Anonymous said...

Hey 4:57 What about the Groomes? What about the Tunnys?

Anonymous said...

Rosario's son was hired as a temporary worker in the Parks Department and after more than six months, dad made the position full time. No one else interviewed for the temporary job. When it was made full time, no one from the outside could interview. Bend the rules to hire a family member and bend them again so the public is shut out. I thought that City employment was supposed to be fair, open and accessible.

Anonymous said...

It is fair if your one of the billion Groomes working for the city. The mayor loves Groomes. They either give lots of campaign money or have lots of dirt on him.

Anonymous said...

The other son had seasonal jobs for like eight straight years at the City. So much for these jobs going to disadvantaged youth across the City. Why couldn't this kid find his own job after 4 years like most people do? Fair and open opportunity for employment? Yeah, right.

Anonymous said...

His ex brother in law is the Assistant Director of the Water and Sewer Maintenance Department and his other ex brother in law works for the Street Department.

There are other DeLeon relatives working at the City. Ask the HR Department who they are. Submit an FOIA request and you'll get the party line answer. They sure know, but they don't know. Ha, he he.

Anonymous said...

Illinois has a national leading 7,000 units of local government and the public is sick and tired of nepotism, favoritism and abuses in hiring. Yet public offices continue to be self-serving for Mayors, Chairmen, Supervisors, Executive Directors and their poorly-selected friends and widening family circles.

Anonymous said...

You're missing the brother who works in Property Standards that owned the duplex with code violations where neighbors complained at a City Council meeting.

How did these family members get hired? You don't think this guy inappropriately and illegally inserted himself in the recruitment and selection process, do you? Where was the professional influence of the HR Department when these questionable hirings were made? Don't tell me that this department is controlled by the Mayor's Office and inside influences. Why, that could never be. In Aurora, Illinois?

Anonymous said...

Over the last 30 years, some people have been maneuvering around the public trough, secretly smiling as family members secured undeserved jobs. For a Mayor, three decades will cloud professional judgment. Your moral compass becomes broken and leads to ill-advised favors as your once well-defined sense of right vs wrong fades away. The weak people around you become too ingrained and intimidated to speak up and say "no." Pretty soon you're using lousy judgement and allowing one of your executives to turn City government into a family hiring mill. Double down the scenario when some people have questionable ethical standards anyway.

Let's hope that the next Mayor wipes the slate clean. Get new executives in the HR Department who will prevent nepotism. Adopt a nepotism ordinance that will put a stop to hiring the relatives of executives and elected officials, for employment as well as consulting. Take the ill-gained positions that now held by the DeLeons and put them up for bidding to the public. These are our jobs, not ones solely for the insiders.

Open and accessible employment is our right and it's time that nepotism got out of our way.

Anonymous said...

Fire all the Deleones, Groomes, Tunnys, Kjendalls, Zimans. And the mayor