The local news media has, once again, failed you. Instead of exposing a scam to extract $200,000 from the taxpayers, they’re along for the ride! GREAT NEWS tax payers! Their ship has come in and YOU’RE PAYING FOR IT!
Way back in December, I told the city council exactly how this would go. The people responsible for five new taxing districts just set it up so THEY could get paid. Here we a little more than a year later, and I’ve been completely vindicated. Their “administrative fee” bill is $200,000! Who’s getting in on it?
- Charles “Pro Bono” Landry, from Fishman Haygood’s cut is $50,000
- “Fix the Charter” and Team Carlee’s Kevin Blanchard and former Governor Kathleen Blanco’s daughter, Monique Boulet, will split $100,000 (although not equally)
- Some unnamed accounting firm (that’s probably going to do the real work) is getting $50,000.
In the Trappey district alone, an invoice of $40,000 is due against a fund balance of only $1,581!
No, no. Pay no attention to the story. Let’s just look at the Advocate’s little photo gallery, and everything will be okay.
Don’t just sit there, do something!
Citizens for a New Louisiana is the only organization in Louisiana dedicated to reforming local government. With the help of numerous volunteers we are making some progress. However, there’s much more work we could be doing. Making a difference will take a little more than reading an article every now and then. Your community doesn’t need another spectator. They need someone willing to step onto the field and become a real part of the solution.