Our illustrious Chamber of Commerce Director, Robin Anderson, doesn’t like NIT cameras. She hid from them every chance she could Tuesday night.
Maybe she is ashamed of the scam job she was able to pull over the people of Mason City, with the help of her puppets, Mayor Eric Bookmeyer, Brent Trout (the man who does all the leg work) and a council that fell all over itself for nearly 30 minutes justifying handing her tens of thousands of dollars.
(PHOTO: Robin Anderson could hardly contain her appreciation for the 6-0 vote from our Council supporting her statue project.)
I have to say, I have been disgusted by Mason City government in the past, and I do respect the effort from a few council members, so nothing personal here, but this was just sad. And I will also say this: Have your statues. But every penny should have come from private sources and not a dime from the taxpayers. The utter gall of these people to so blatantly and in the face of us all manipulate the machinations of city government to take from the common troft is almost criminal. City Hall should not be a slush fund for the connected, elite snobs that live here.
With so much and so many in need in this city – and with the pathetic scrutiny on other items during the budget meetings that I attended (long discussions on the make and model of new police cars, for example) – to so quickly find these dollars and hand them over like this was simply appalling and quite frankly alarming. This project was nothing more than a work session discussion item a few days ago … now the check could be cut yet this week.
My, my, how quickly government works for the privileged.
VIDEO: Watch At-Large City Councilman Scott Tornquist justify the project: