Brent Trout found some “excess receipts” in our hotel/motel tax fund and sure enough, he found a way to blow it.
At this Tuesday night’s regular meeting, Trout will be asking the City Council to OK the spending of $25,000 and up to $15,000 later on statues in the Cultural Crescent, all in an effort to please Chamber of Commerce Director Robin Anderson (pictured), a woman who many say secretly pulls many of the strings in City Hall.
I guess the Mayor wants something prettier than crappy falling down houses to look at when he pulls out of his driveway, and Anderson is obliging.
It clearly does not matter to Trout, Anderson nor our City Council that our city’s budget is so tight that at at this year’s Christmas party, the only thing the employees can exchange are glances. After all, it was reported by the Chamber’s puppet media outlet that the council already “endorsed” the deal during a work session this week. That’s quick approval, and might mean that the vote this Tuesday is nothing but a formality.
Mason City democracy at its finest, folks.
I mean, seriously, wasting my tax dollars on another one of Robin Anderson’s ridiculous schemes that benefit no one but herself and the privileged class is one thing. But have you seen these statues yet?
Seriously, this is a picture of one of them. I call it “C-3P0 doing yoga.”
Here’s another one. They are really bringing these to Mason City. I call this one “Creepy ‘roid abuser in tightie whities.”
Here’s another one coming to town. I call this one “Deer turd splashing into the Winnebago River on a crisp autumn morn.”
The real question is, will this absurd waste of public money pass the council 6-0 … or will one or more council members stand up and show some fortitude and just say “no.”
NIT will have the answer.