One of the first posts I made two full years ago was saying that unless the city of Bend stopped throwing money at Juniper Ridge and the Bend Transit, that it wouldn't have enough money to repair the pot holes.
Paul-doh over at BB2 has been predicting bankruptcy.
Bruce has been nagging them about Juniper Ridge for quite a while.
Which is why it is maddening to read this comment in the Bulletin article, today, "There's not much left to cut..."
"Andrews said the city started dipping into its reserve funds, which are used to provide a cushion for emergency situations, years before the economy took a major downturn. as a result, she said, many departments don't have much wiggle room left."
Methinks they don't understand the words "reserve" and "emergency."
I predict that the city council will let Bend go bankrupt before they raise fees. Indeed, I predict they'll delay or lower fees.
I predict they'll keep pushing Juniper Ridge.
I predict they'll keep the Bend buses rolling.
I predict I'll have to replace my shock absorbers, and get another lock on my door.
Who could have predicted it? (Except me and paul-doh and buster and bruce and tim and quimby and bem and marge and lava bear and just about every other bubble blogger out there.)
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