The city’s solid waste removal contract with Waste Management expires at the end of this year. This contract has been in place since about 1992. Now, if you’re just an average person, you might think that the city had plenty of time to start the process of rebidding this contract. After all, they knew [...]
Here are some other things that have happened in the world despite the recent deaths of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson:
The House of Representatives narrowly passed (219-212) the Waxman-Markey bill, also known as the “Climate Change bill” or “Global Warming bill,” which will establish a cap-and-trade system to limit greenhouse-gas emissions. [...]
Sources confirm that Michael Jackson is still dead. Rumors have surfaced that life is continuing for the rest of the world.
The Journal Star is reporting that taxes and/or fees will have to be raised to plug the deficit, according to Mayor Ardis:
Ardis didn’t say which revenue will be increased, other than to say it could be a combination of things, such as a possible sales tax increase or a water utility fee…. The [...]
Nope, it’s not because you lose the signal. It’s because the local television stations have failed to upgrade a critical piece of equipment in their signal path: the inserter. An inserter is the thing that allows TV stations to put their logo (“bug”) and little severe-weather map in the corner of your screen, and [...]
“Peoria Hotel Associates LLC is seeking partnership with the city of Peoria in a redevelopment plan for the revitalization and upgrade of the Holiday Inn City Centre.” So states a memo addressed to the Mayor and City Council members. The content of the proposal is very similar to the Marriott Hotel deal [...]
The deconstruction of the Land Development Code continued at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Now the City is going to allow “separate, accessory parking lots in the West Main Street, Local Frontage category.” Because nothing says “pedestrian-friendly” and “urban” like large surface parking lots . . . or so City administrators in the Planning and [...]
During the last election, one of the big buzz-words was “consensus.” For instance, then-councilman Bob Manning wrote an endorsement of his eventual successor in which he said, “He is known as a consensus builder. He is not a divisive or polarizing figure. Rather, he brings people together to achieve results.” Conventional wisdom at the [...]
In case you’re wondering why there haven’t been any posts lately, it’s because I just haven’t felt like blogging. I don’t have anything I’m just dying to say. And besides, it’s so hot outside, my energy is sapped.
Hope you’re enjoying your summer. I’ll write again one of these days….