The recession has caused major migrations from one town to another. The same is true of these recent migrations as the past, people are seeking opportunities.
Dixmoor, Illinois has seen how the loss of residents can affect the tax base of their city. They have lost $600,000 in tax revenue and Mayor Keevan Grimmett has threatened to go into the city’s coffers by way of an emergency court order if they don’t find money soon, according to the local CBS affiliate channel 2. Police chief Lanell Gilbert even admitted that he had to take money out of his pocket to pay for gas for three of the city’s five squad cars.
Mayor Grimmett called an emergency board meeting and residents and employees attended and expressed their concerns because they are also not being paid. But a quorum couldn’t be reached in order to come to a decision at the meeting over the money needed to be released because enough officials did not show.
Village Trustee Fitzgerald Roberts stood outside the meeting saying that the mayor was violating the rules and he refused to attend. His attendance would’ve made the difference in the funds being released, but he did not care. But at the same time, he ridiculously mentioned that the trustees weren’t getting paid. THEN ATTEND THE MEETING, DUMMY!
One resident was interviewed who said she had no “respect” for the city’s officials. If this is how they’ve been running things, I can see why.
Check out the report.