Ernest Bass

Ernest Bass

So LCCC wants ECMC to donate its vehicles, trainers, equipment, furniture and other assets worth $15 million to LCCC. And they want ECMC to pay 75% of the cost of leasing WyoTech’s two instructional buildings and its residential complex. LCCC is also asking the state for $8.5 million and A…

Ernest Bass

A seventh cent sales tax was presented to Albany County voters in 2008. The county’s share of revenue was to be 14%, the City at 85%, and Rock River at 1%. A new sales tax may be a “*County*” idea, as you say, but it is the city that will receive 85% of the revenue to squander on failed te…

Ernest Bass

A seventh cent sales tax? Will nothing dissuade these morons from their tax and spend obsession? Why not cut wasteful spending rather than raising taxes? Here is just one example of the city council’s frivolous spending (helping UW beautify their campus – Ivinson from 9th to 15th):

Ernest Bass

Quid pro quo: Vote to increase Janine’s massive salary and the city council receives a colossal “travel and training” budget in return. It’s a done deal – no need for input by “the public.” Who cares what they think anyhow?

Ernest Bass

Nicholas said. “I mean, if you go to CSU, you go to the larger campuses, they don’t have any major arteries that go right through campus because it takes away the campus feel.” Is Ms. Nicholas attempting to establish some street cred by speaking like a UW student - starting a sentence with …

Ernest Bass

The financial crisis at the city has caused Janine to eliminate 14 positions, cancel fall leaf pickup, cancel Christmas tree pickup, and to close green recycling locations. Now, miraculously, the city has found enough money to propose giving out bonuses to all employees (they are calling it…

Ernest Bass

“Would candidates believe the city could increase revenues — this typically means higher fees somewhere for residents — to support the current level of service? Or are cuts to employees and city services their preferred route?”

How about a third option? Cut spending. Cancel the follo…

Ernest Bass

From Boomerang (9-9-2017): “If the civic center became a nonprofit organization, representation from the city and county could disappear and residents would not have control over a civic asset, Joint Powers Board member Robin Hill said. “My concern, however, is that the representation of th…

Ernest Bass

The county is going to spend a whopping $14 million so a few local hipsters can ride their bikes from their Laramie homes to the national forest – how smart is that? Removing 5,5000 acres from the county tax roll during hard economic times – how smart is that?

But, wait. “Our entir…