Here are the video and documents provided at the November 2 meeting of the 1% Sales Tax Commission. The fun starts at 9:00 in the first video when Commissioner Pete Perry questions the accuracy of some of the information provided. Overall, the meeting ran much better than the October meeting when IMS engineers failed to provide any documents or copies of their presentation to the Commissioners.
Tax collected: $34,132,061
Amount obligated: $30,161,683
Amount spent: $4,076,230
Kingfish note: Local artist Bill Wilson attended and recording the meeting for The Kingfish since he was home sick in bed that day. There were many moments that were not exactly exciting in nature so Mr. Wilson did what most artists do in such a situation- he pulled out his little sketchbook and started drawing away. Here are the products of his um, boredom. Methinks readers will probably want Mr. Wilson to keep attending the meetings instead of yours truly.
|Anthony Warren, Northside Sun|
|Anna Wolfe, Clarion-Ledger|