NORTH LIBERTY CITY HALL ATTACKS IOWA GUN OWNERS

11-24-15

Greetings, North Liberty Mayor, Council, State Legislators, Newspapers and others—

North Liberty City Hall will soon learn the journey to failure and disrespect begins with a single, sneaky step in the wrong direction.   You got caught trying to sneak a city gun ban through at tonight’s 11-24-15-council meeting—just before Thanksgiving.   You are following in the wasteful, failed gun banning steps of Dubuque, West Chester, George, Tama, Kalona, Nevada and Winnebago County.   They too tried to ban guns, got caught, saw the light and wisely backed off. 

Killers safely attack in gun free zones like you folks are foolishly trying to create.  You should be prepared for a lawsuit if anyone is harmed in North Liberty because they were not allowed to protect themselves.   Are you ready for such a lawsuit?  

Are North Liberty businesses prepared to be boycotted for allowing you to ban guns in their town?  Are they aware of $32 million City Hall waste shown in the following table?  Have they been duped to believe you are operating at 100% efficiency?  Think about it!!

The exciting journey to substantial North Liberty City Hall performance improvement begins with a single step in the right direction.  Awareness of the problem!!

Please consider the contents of this post as a $70,000 gift and as an inspiration to take that first, AWARENESS step.

The numbers in the following table show the level of awareness Iowalive networkers are talking about. 

NUMBERS IN THIS TABLE CLEARLY SHOW PROBLEMS WITH NORTH LIBERTY’S  CITY COUNCIL

Where are the council’s comparable numbers?

NORTH LIBERTY, IOWA CITY GOVERNMENT SHOULD LEARN FROM THE HIGH WASTE SHOWN.   ITS  GENERAL GOVERNMENT IS  BAD & CONTRIBUTES UNFAVORABLY TO OTHER CITY ORGANIZATIONS IN YELLOW COLOR.     Source:  Department of Management & Iowalive  11-22-15

DESCRIPTION OF MANY EXPENDITURES OF INTEREST THAT ADEQUATELY REFLECT THE CITY'S EXPENDITURES.   ESPECIALLY TROUBLESOME EXPENDITURES ARE HI-LITED IN YELLOW COLOR.  BETTER , BUT FAR FROM GOOD, PERFORMERS ARE HI-LITED IN GREEN.   GOOD PERFORMERS ARE SHOWN IN BLUE.

Budget FY 2015

Re-estimated FY 2014

Actual FY2013

3 YEAR TOTAL EXPENDITURES

AVG. 3 YEAR OPERATING EFFICIENCY

TOTAL 3 YEAR WASTE

*AVG. 3 YEAR INTEGRITY INDEX SCORE

Public Safety

2,946,652

2,945,183

2,268,874

8,160,709

33%

$5,467,675

305

Public Works

1,701,843

1,538,837

1,607,786

4,848,466

56%

$2,133,325

410

Health and Social Services

93,000

91,000

135,150

319,150

25%

$239,363

290

Culture and Recreation

3,660,174

3,532,762

3,431,247

10,624,183

24%

$8,074,379

160

Community and Economic Development

1,479,237

1,457,871

1,101,589

4,038,697

22%

$3,150,184

130

General Government

1,502,924

1,405,983

1,301,173

4,210,080

27%

$3,073,358

160

Capital Projects

1,735,000

12,097,000

6,103,511

19,935,511

51%

$9,768,400

310

Total Government Activities Expenditures

13,118,830

23,068,636

15,949,330

52,136,796

39%

$31,906,684

252

Operating Efficiency Derivation Methods are Described on:  http://www.iowalive.net/deriveopeff.htm  

Integrity is Adherence to Moral and Ethics Principles.  The Antonym of Integrity is Evil

Integrity Index Score Derivation Methods are Posted on Website: http://www.iowalive.net/integrityderivation.htm

*Average on  a scale of 0 to 1,000 tops, where significant integrity starts at 300, evil is at 250 and below.  Grand larceny scores 40.

The Correlation Coefficient for Operating Efficiency and Integrity is a Strong and Positive .94.  This shows higher integrity equates to higher operating efficiency.  Honest people despise waste!  North Liberty badly needs many more honest people in City Hall. 

Estimated Cost to Have Performance Evaluation Professionals, Such as Deloitte Consulting, Provide this Table is at Least $70,000.

Anyone Claiming to Have Better Numbers is Asked to Provide Them, Along With Derivation Methods Used.

 

Now that you are aware of the problem, you will find the contents of website:  http://www.iowalive.net/deriveopeff.htm most interesting and useful.   Implement them effectively and you will reduce North Liberty’s City Hall 3 year waste from $31,906,684 to less than $22,000,000, in no more than 3 years.  You will make good progress at more closely matching city pay to performance and results.  And you will reduce city taxes by at least 2%--while improving city services by at least 2%!!

Is this Heaven?  NO!!  It’s North Liberty, Iowa, benefitting from AWARENESS!!

Sincerely,

Iowalive    A growing network of volunteer citizens and professionals for improving Iowa.