Here’s the video from that Sept 23 Finance Comm meeting – ever wonder what people are saying about your money behind your back?

9 Oct

Oh yeah, I’m still talking about the September 23 Finance Committee meeting.

After I went to so much trouble to get the video on flash drive, I asked the clerk why it isn’t just posted on the website, like council meetings, her response:

“I can provide it on an USB but we can’t post it to the website. If we started it with this one meeting we couldn’t sustain it because the video only exists because we used WebEx.  Once we go back to in person meetings, those meetings won’t be recorded. Does that make sense?  “

I’m not sure how to respond. I’ve been asking them to record and post the morning meetings for years, and now that they’ve got Chico Engaged I really don’t understand why they don’t record and post all the meetings. They just created a new, management level, position – “Public Information Officer” at over $100,000/year in salary, just to create a new city website, and I assume, manage it. But they still can’t record and post videos of the meetings?

Well, Dave sent me a link to a website where you can load just about any file you want and make it public – FOR FREE. It’s called “Go File”

So, I copied the USB the clerk gave me onto my laptop, and I uploaded it at Go File. Wham, bam, thanks for nothin’, Ma’am. Here’s the link they created for me.

Hit the link and there it is, the meeting. It’s a must watch, because they are talking about YOU, and YOUR MONEY, as if you weren’t there.

Oh yeah, there’s going to be a quiz.

11 Responses to “Here’s the video from that Sept 23 Finance Comm meeting – ever wonder what people are saying about your money behind your back?”

  1. bob October 9, 2020 at 6:32 pm #

    Thanks. They don’t want to make the finance meetings available to the public. And if you watch that video it’s not hard to understand why.

    Anyway, it’s nice to see Dowel at the beach. All I can say is watch the video and prepared to be Scrivened! And you will just have to watch the video to get that reference.

    And it’s amazing that a majority of the council members didn’t bother to attend. Is there any other issue more import? No wonder staff gets their way.

    These people take us for suckers. Prepare to be Scrivened!

    • Juanita Sumner October 10, 2020 at 3:39 pm #

      Thanks for mentioning that – where in the hell were the candidates?

  2. Dave October 10, 2020 at 9:34 am #

    What this amounts to is having credit card debt that you can’t afford, so you get a new credit card and hope the interest rate on it is lower than the old credit card, but you don’t know if that will be the case.

    What we do know is that over the last 20 years CalPERS has not come close to a 7% annual rate of return. So the numbers those snake oil salesmen were spewing will most likely prove to be BS.

    Thankfully, Stone had the good sense not to advance this dangerous gamble, but Morgan and Schwab did. Which just goes to show that when it comes to screwing over the tax payer to futilely try to save the ridiculous pensions and other ridiculous benefits, there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the so-called conservatives and the liberals. And I guarantee that Reynolds will go along with this and if Tandon and Coolidge are elected they will, too.

    But none of this is a surprise. These politicians are tools of the special interests. They are corrupt. They don’t represent you and never will.

    • Juanita Sumner October 10, 2020 at 3:37 pm #

      I realize, Stone has come to me several times with his concerns about the pensions.

      • Dave October 10, 2020 at 6:22 pm #

        All they are doing is using a new credit card to pay off an old credit card, and they are hoping the new credit card will have a lower interest rate but they don’t know that.

        And of course, this shell game does nothing to reform the pensions and OPEB. But I guarantee you they will sell this shell game to the public as reform and even a solution while at the same time pushing for a sales tax increase.

        Pretty outrageous, isn’t it? But that’s what you get when your city council members are special interest whores.

      • Dave October 10, 2020 at 6:24 pm #

        Pretty outrageous, isn’t it? But that’s what you get when your city council members are special interest whores.

        I apologize profusely for saying our city council members are whores. That is an insult to whores everywhere.

      • Juanita Sumner October 11, 2020 at 7:00 am #

        Thank you for that distinction, I’d say most whores work harder than our council members.

  3. chicovoter October 10, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

    Just stumbled on your website. Thank you for the information regarding how the council spends money.

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