Bortolin Quiet On Real FINA Cost To Taxpayers Reaction has been swift.
It can best be described as shock and awe, and even burberry las vegas outlet abusive, following a column from this corner of The Square. All of the costs of the just ended FINA swimming meet were added up, using city hall and media reports as the source. In the end, the total was over $25 million. Since then, an update shows the Big Spend at $26,214,702. It is important because the mayor has alerted the public about a pending tax increase. It approximates the cost of the city covering the athletes lodging, food, transportation, and other items. After a good start of releasing quarterly reports, the city stopped with its third, covering spending up to December last year. It then became rather secretive. Ward 3 councilor, Rino Bortolin, takes exception to this accusation. Commenting on Facebook, Bortolin claimed, "All the costs are 100% public every step of the way." As far back as February 15, the Windsor Star reported city councilor Irek Kusmierczyk was calling for, " greater transparency in FINA spending." A month later, columnist Anne Jarvis found information was being withheld. On burberry clearance store March 10 she reported the city was fighting her, " request for detailed hotel costs." At about the same time, internet swimming publication Swim Swam reported February 16 that, " in Windsor the seemingly ballooning of costs associated with hosting the global event is a recurring concern." If nothing else, the Francis Council certainly has been rather cunning in how it has presented the Big Spend, saying the budget was $11.265 million. What it did not explain, where to buy authentic burberry online as the CBC reported on February 18 last year, is one little detail. The original budget, signed in December 2012, was in US dollars. Then, the American and Canadian currencies were about equal. FINA, said the broadcaster, " requires its agreements in US dollars." Based on today's exchange rate, buy burberry clothes online the official budget, in local currency, would be approximately $14.7 million. It seems The Square's findings did nothing if not hit a nerve with Bortolin. He launched into a Facebook tirade claiming The Square's numbers were, " complete fiction." Not willing to stop there, he went further, accusing the Square of lying.
He refused to release the real FINA costs. "This does nothing but hurt the debate as more and more lies muddy the waters.".
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