by Mark Moore
There are allegations that Conway Mayor Tab Townsell raided the sanitation fund to spend money elsewhere, then called for a huge increase in sanitation fees to cover the shortfall. Details here www.pinnacletennisacademy.blogspot.com/2014/02/conway-mayor-tab-townsell-lied-to.html.
We will see what happens, but I do know that city officials rarely say something like “if this tax increase does not go through, I am going to have to lay off my wife’s idiot cousin in Welfare and Rec.” No, they always claim a loss of essential services, like police, fire, or trash.
It now appears that the Townsell administration in Conway has been using bogus data to justify its sanitation budget. They have said that the sanitation trucks had to be replaced every five years when the industry standard is more like twelve years of service.
The commenters on the link above show a great awareness about the town’s establishment newspaper. Establishment media does not exist to inform the public, it exists to protect the establishment. The scam can only continue until people figure it out. In Conway, they are figuring it out.
When blogger Nick Horton blew the whistle on Conway’s $130,000 Christmas tree and the Log Cabin Democrat attacked him for it rather than the city officials who overpaid, that told me all I needed to know about the Log Cabin Democrat. They demonstrated the true function of establishment media everywhere.