Joe B Kent

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MATA: Where is the Money? Where is the money from the endless listing of Congressman Steve Cohen multi-million-dollar MATA post COVID funding announcements over the past few years?

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TAXPAYER REBUTTAL: No City Property Tax Increase The below FY25 City of Memphis budget recommendations results in no property tax increase and $7M more for additional public programming.

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MATA: Where is the Press Coverage? Wanda, Wanda, Wanda. Where is the press coverage on the troubled $70M Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA)?

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MATA: Why All the Chamber Love and What Happened? Unavailable MATA information raises concerns regarding FY25 MATA budget increases of $5M+.

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MATA: Transit Vision Botch but Hope for On Demand - JustMyMemphis Since 2002, fixed route ridership declined across the peer group, with Memphis declining more than the peer average. | Joe B Kent

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Are tax breaks to boost big business in Memphis working? | News | fox13memphis.com The Chief Administrative Officer of the Shelby County Assessor's Office weighs in along with an economist and a taxpayer advocate to answer if Shelby County is getting its money's worth out of the big business tax breaks.

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UNSUNG HEROES: Checking Excessive Corporate PILOTs - JustMyMemphis Though Commissioners prompted the report, it has not been scheduled for a formal hearing before the County Commission.

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Memphis giving away $30M a year in company tax breaks | News | fox13memphis.com FOX13 YOUR MONEY INVESTIGATION: Memphis and Shelby County are giving up millions of dollars in property tax breaks to companies every year.

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MLGW: 2023 Financial Review and Board Expansion - Joe B Kent By: Dr. Rachel Bauer, Lloyd Brown, Glenda Hicks and Joe B. Kent

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MLGW FINANCIALS: Backwards Historic Council | Updated 04.17.2024 - Joe B Kent The Historic Council is taking the City further backwards in willfully refusing to perform their MLGW oversight duty, while leaving Smiley unquestioned in his not allowing the public to comment on the MLGW consent agenda.

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MLGW: Where is the Press and Suburban Partnership? - JustMyMemphis It does not exist in the Tennessee General Assembly. And where is the local press reporting on this important bill? | Written By: Joe B Kent

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EPICENTER: No Board Fixes Looking the Other Way - JustMyMemphis No one seems to specifically know about where Epicenter money goes or follow-on private investment. | Written by: Joe B. Kent

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RIVERFRONT: Taxpayers Did Not Sign Up For This! | Written by: Joe B. Kent - JustMyMemphis This budget season, along with MRPP designate Councilor Phillip Spinosa, Council Chair JB Smiley and Council Parks Chair Jeff Warren should lead the shutdown of MRPP.

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EDUCATION: Disruption Could Work; But State Credibility? | Written By Joe B. Kent - JustMyMemphis in the State House. He, like White, had aIt’s time for White to hang it up, even though his proposal for an expanded MSCS Board may have merit.

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City Hall and The Public-Private Albatross | Written By: Joe B. Kent - JustMyMemphis Mud Island gateway is closed, construction at City Hall has been halted and remains unfinished after 3.5 yrs., but construction is booming at the currently legally contested Downtown Brooks Museum?

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EDGE Parking Grant; Sterick Not That Great | Written by: Joe B Kent - JustMyMemphis Excess public cash in Memphis goes to corporations, affluent developer interests and public-privates; not where public investment is most needed.

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COUNCIL: Reconsider $27M Spectrum and Reject Rate Increase | Written by: Joe B Kent - JustMyMemphis The MLGW Board is behaving much like an extension of the FedEx/Memphis Tomorrow (FMT) public-private complex. It’s a complex that promises much, while delivering very little and taking from the public.

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MLGW RED FLAGS: Accountability is not Crucifixion written by: Joe B Kent - JustMyMemphis This rate increase is being sold by the media and MLGW, as $5 more per month, to residential customers. Does anyone see any red flags here?

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JUST SAY NO TO MLGW 12% RATE INCREASE: GET BACK TO REALITY! Written by: Joe B Kent - JustMyMemphis 1,374 tree miles could be cut, in Memphis, for around $13.2M. But the MLGW FY24 tree trimming budget is estimated to be a whopping $45M!

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FAILURE: Memphis Public Privates and Transparency | by Joe B Kent - JustMyMemphis As taxpayers fund PP organizations, with millions, the public cannot see what is going on with their tax dollars.

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ENOUGH ON CRIME. WHAT ABOUT WORKFORCE? | Written by: Joe B Kent - JustMyMemphis Discover the untold story of workforce development in the Memphis Mayoral race and why it's crucial for the city's future in our eye-opening article.

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BOTCH: Riverfront Steering Committee (Part II) Will Ryan Fix the Riverfront Steering Committee? | Written by: Joe B Kent - JustMyMemphis Will McGowen’s successor, City of Memphis Chief Operating Officer, Chandell Ryan course correct away from lacking transparency and deliver a publicly functioning RSC?

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BOTCH: Riverfront Steering Committee (Part 1) Now McGowen with MLGW? | Written by: Joe B Kent - JustMyMemphis Can Doug McGowen clean-up MLGW or is this another botch in the making? After McGowen’s leadership, under Mayor Strickland, of the mysterious Riverfront Steering Committee, it’s anybody’s guess.

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AGRICENTER: The Unknown | Written by: Joe B Kent - JustMyMemphis Taxpayers’ duly elected representative, on the Agricenter Commission, is County District 5 Commissioner Shante Avant. Does Avant want taxpayers to know about Agricenter?

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MLGW: 2023 Financial Review and Board Expansion By: Dr. Rachel Bauer, Lloyd Brown, Glenda Hicks and Joe B. Kent

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MLGW FINANCIALS: Backwards Historic Council | Updated 04.17.2024 The Historic Council is taking the City further backwards in willfully refusing to perform their MLGW oversight duty, while leaving Smiley unquestioned in his not allowing the public to comment on the MLGW consent agenda.