City-County Budget Comparison: Information Technology & Services

County of DeKalb 9 groups of elected offices (County Board, County Clerk, etc.) 9 appointed boards & commissions 18 departments 552 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions (approx.) 2010 budget for Information Management: $1,004,400* (PDF p. 6) 2010 budgeted regular compensation for IM: $542,000 2010 budgeted overtime for IM: $14,000 Number of IM employees: 10 City of…

County Board Gagged Over Mega-Dump

Read the press release from Stop DeKalb County Mega-Dump group and see the e-mail that forbids County Board members from contacts with constituents about the landfill application at DeKalb County Online.

Mega-Dump Poll & Facebook Group

QuestionsView Results There’s now a “Stop the DeKalb County Mega-Dump” Group on Facebook. The group needs officers. I’d apply if it were a sure thing that certain members of local media would somehow try to fit my involvement to the “vengeful losing mayoral candidate” frame that some folks love so much. Alas, it’s been almost…

Fire Fighter Open Thread

From Monday’s City Council meeting agenda: 2) RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF DEKALB, ILLINOIS TO EXECUTE A VARIANCE AGREEMENT TO THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH THE DEKALB INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS, LOCAL 1236, AFL-CIO FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2008 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2011. The City and IAFF Local 1236 have…

Letter to County Board Re: Monsanto Enterprise Zone

Dan Kenney has sent the DeKalb County Board a more detailed version of last week’s letter to the editor: August 17, 2009 DeKalb County Board members: Please consider the information below before voting on the Monsanto request for the enterprise zone expansion. The citizens of DeKalb County are counting on a vote that will best…