While Sadiqa Reynolds was at the Festival of Faiths telling everybody how wonderful everything is at Louisville Metro Animal Services (HAHA, right, go for yourself and you’ll see otherwise), we knew she was completely full of it.
Last night we got even more proof at the Metro Council budget meeting:
Here’s the video:
We learned that LMAS has a deficit of about $500,000. At least $200,000 of that is for staff. While Fischer’s crew claim it’s because of “accelerated hiring,” reality is nothing of the sort. Those $200,000? They’re for his overpriced replacement staff. Justin Scally, the spokesperson and his deputy. No additional staffers have been brought on and the ones that have been hired? They’re replacing staff that have been let go because Sadiqa views them as leaks.
The best part of the meeting was when Kelly Downard corrected the record and made clear he wasn’t falling for Fischer talking points:
The discussion went on for another ten minutes or so with Tina Ward-Pugh making it clear she supports the overpaid new staffers of LMAS and things things are going swimmingly. Despite, of course, reality painting a different picture.
See footage of Tina Ward-Pugh and read the rest after the jump…
There was also extensive glossing over the RFP submitted by No Kill Louisville along with continued claims that the organization wasn’t qualified to run LMAS. They’re using that as an excuse for being hundreds of thousands of dollars over budget.
And this is why Louisville Metro Animal Services continues to fall apart.