Fun tidbit has come my way, and by “fun” I mean enormously dispiriting.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated 10/31/2016:
Please provide examples over the past three months (8-1-16 to 10-31-16) of analysis documents produced by anyone holding the title “management analyst” within the city of DeKalb’s employment.
This request is entirely for the public good and in no manner represents a commercial request.
As budget discussions are underway it is critical that this response be returned in a timely manner. The results need not be exhaustive, a few such analyses per designated employee will suffice.
The time scope may be expanded at a later time depending upon the results of this request.
City of DeKalb’s response to this request for information:
No records were found for the time period specified in your request.
The city expects to pass a budget in a few weeks that takes effect January 1, 2017, as well as pass a possibly record-setting property tax levy, and the management analysts haven’t been analyzing a thing.
Last I checked, the so-called analysts make more than $60,000 per year in salary alone, and do clerical work such as responding to FOIA requests.