Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Questions for the City Commission Meeting

What are the current crime statistics for North Bay Village? How do these compare to a year ago?

How many patrols, calls and on site activities do our police respond to per month?

How many citations for traffic violations are issued?

How many of those are not from the red light cameras?

Why do we have a command structure in the police department with 8 patrol officers and 11 supervisors?

How many calls are made to dispatch in North Bay Village by residents/businesses and how many come through county 911 per month for the last 12 months?

Will there be a holding cell at the Galleon St. facility?

What is the status of the projects?

How many grants has the city pursued since April 2010? How many have we received?

How have the forfeiture funds been spent and how much remains? What happens when these run out?

Which departments are over budget for the period of October through December 2010? Why? What's being done about it?

A speaker at the commission meetings claims 7918 West Drive as his home address but the Miami-Dade property appraiser's office lists this address as a vacant lot owned by Scott Greenwald. Will Code Enforcement please verify that there is no illegal structure on the site or houseboat moored there?

Our web page shows that the police department is at 7903 East Drive, Harbor Island, a location that has not existed in several years. Our web page also provides tax information from 1999 - 2000 under the tax header. Are there plans to update this?

Now that Reflections has been discontinued, what is the communications strategy to the residents?

City Manager Bob Pushkin stated four times during the September 28 commission meeting to contract with Waste Management Systems that the savings to the city will be $500,000 per year. Can he specifically identify these savings bearing in mind that the sale of a capital asset is not a savings?

There are lots more, but let's start with these.

Kevin Vericker
January 6, 2011

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