Even as commissioners propped up the city's 2011 budget with redevelopment money, they chastised the agency's new executive director [Billboard Dutch Boy Bockweg] for failing to provide them with employee salaries -- and then refused to approve his budget.
CRA Executive Director Pieter Bockweg was berated by the commission for not offering a line-item account of the $80 million combined budgets he oversees at two of the city's three redevelopment agencies.
When Commissioner Frank Carollo pushed Bockweg on why the CRA payroll increased by 8 percent even as city employees suffered significant pay cuts, Bockweg said it was to cover expected hires and his yet-to-be approved salary -- a point of contention well before the meeting.
Why should Bockweg care when he knows that Sarnoff has his back?
And does the C.R.A. money go toward remedying "slum and blight?"
It goes to pay Bockweg, his BMW, and the other Sarnoff cronies at the C.R.A.
Tomasito does not have the "cojones" to stand up to him.
And Braman is fixated with taking out Mayor Alvarez while the stealing at the C.R.A. goes on under his nose.
So who's worse?
Alvarez for proposing tax increases and going through with them?
Or Tomasito for continually lying to us all along?