Today we tip our hat seven times to the seven City Councilors who voted to halt the ever-escalating cost of a new city hall. Only Councilor Alan Zelenka vowed to plow ahead with this dollar devouring boondoggle.
In the words of Councilor Mike Clark, “The pricetag is far too expensive for an appropriate City Hall,”
Today we tip our hat to the Eugene Register-Guard Editorial staff, for reporting that the estimated cost for a new City Hall has ballooned from $15 million to $26.5 $27.5 million. They also point out that “…the [city] council is seen as acting as though cost is no object.” Now where would anyone get that idea?
Today we tip our not-quite-ten-gallon hat to the 2015 Texas legislators, who passed the fewest laws since 1995. Commenting, Governor Greg Abbott shared a timeless truth: “we passed the fewest laws in 20 years, proving that better government doesn’t have to be more government.”
Andy commented, “I’m extremely honored to say I was selected to receive this award. Mental and behavioral healthcare issues have always been very near to my heart…”
Nice going, Andy – Keep up the good work!
Lane County Sheriff Byron Trapp is the only Lane County public servant in our memory to recommend a tax cut. So we give a big, big tip of our hat to Sheriff Trapp for requesting a rate reduction for the public safety levy passed in 2013. Read about this most unusual event here >>>
Way to go, Byron!
In a rare, among universities, show of spine they held fast to their mission of maximizing income for Duck U.
Today we tip our hat to the Eugene Register Guard, whose editors came out against open primaries, where, for instance, Democrats can vote in Republican primaries – usually for the purpose of helping the weakest candidate win.
Today we give a big tip of our hat to the Lane County Sheriff’s office for using 2013 public safety levy money to open 192 additional jail beds. Is that enough? Not by a long shot. But it’s a good start.
And we tip our hats to Lane County voters for passing the levy!
Tim – We know public employee unions will fight you tooth & nail, but we applaud your courage and trust in your persistence! Go get ‘em, Tim!