Archive: March, 2012

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Budget Hearing Tuesday, April 3

Draft Budget On-Line This Tuesday’s City Council meeting will have the public hearing on our budget as well as Council discussion of the Five Year Community Investment Program. The Budget is on-line. It’s a large document, so be patient downloading it. It’s probably the most important single document guiding the City. You can compare it […]

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CCTB – The Case for an Audit Take 2

Sent to email list on March 17, 2012 The March 4 Southern Illinoisan ran an “Open letter to the Carbondale City Council” by Richard Morris, senior vice president of the Board of Directors of Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau (CCTB). The letter, which members of the City Council had received the previous week, expressed Morris’ concern with […]

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Light City Council Agenda

City Council Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. We have very little on the agenda tonight, so citizens who wish to make public comments to the Council, tonight is a good time to come. Consent Agenda. Aside from truly routine matters (warrants, contracts for services and goods necessary for providing basic city services), items on the Consent […]

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Carbondale Convention and Tourism

The Case for an Audit (emailed on 24 February 2012) The issue of funding the Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau (CCTB) has brought me more mail and phone calls than any other issue I have written about. Almost all of these constituents called on Council to defund the agency, and many have detailed complaints about how […]

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