Have you heard about this? The school superintendent in Fresno County, California, Larry Powell, is a hero to taxpayers nationwide:
Some people give back to their community. Then there’s Fresno County School Superintendent Larry Powell, who’s really giving back. As in $800,000 – what would have been his compensation for the next three years.
Nothing has been officially announced, but changes are allegedly in store for Bergner’s, and possibly all the other subsidiaries of Bergner’s parent company, The Bon Ton Stores, Inc. According to my sources, Bon Ton will be changing the name of all Bergner’s stores to Carson Pirie Scott starting November 1. In fact, they may [...]
There’s a Public Radio show called This American Life, hosted by Ira Glass, that I enjoy. They have a theme for each one-hour episode, and the episode is split into several segments, or “acts” as they call them, with each act looking at the same theme in different ways. Back in May, they had [...]
Good evening, readers. Here is tonight’s Peoria City Council agenda, along with live reaction from yours truly (remember to refresh your browser occasionally to see the most recent comments if you’re following along live):
Continue reading Peoria City Council 8-23-2011 (Live Blog)
Here’s an informational sheet I received from District 150 on the first day of school:
A recent change in federal law allows Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee school districts with a high poverty population to offer free meals to all students in the approved school. To be eligible and receive reimbursements from the government, a [...]
A public hearing will be held at Tuesday evening’s City Council meeting on a proposed amendment to the downtown Hospitality Improvement Zone Business District Development Plan (or HIZ BDD Plan, for short). The amendment consists of these two changes:
Adding Staybridge Suites
In order to add property to the HIZ BDD Plan, the added [...]
In June 2010, the City Council voted to replace the steps up to the Riverfront Village platform because they were all rusted out. That was blamed on the salt used to melt ice on the steps in the winter, and the basic design of the steps which apparently had insufficient drainage. Now it’s the [...]
I haven’t had any interest in writing lately. My guess is that it’s just writer’s block, and will pass eventually.
According to Peoria County, the value of my house has gone up. But I have friends, relatives, and neighbors whose home values have gone down. According to Supervisor of Assessments Dave Ryan, the County is expecting the equalized assessed value of all property in the County to go down by 1.5%. He doesn’t have [...]
At the Uplands Residential Association meeting Thursday evening, residents voted to support establishing ten City Council districts to replace the current system of five district and five at-large representatives. Meeting attendees expressed several reasons smaller districts and the elimination of at-large representation would be better for the City. Smaller districts would:
Be more manageable [...]