Happy Thanksgiving to all. LIP News will resume daily publishing on Saturday, November 28th.
Best wishes to Mel Grill of the “Lancaster County, PA and Global Emergency Alerts and News” Facebook page. He had cancer surgery today. Hopefully he has a full and speedy recovery.
HAPPY RETIREMENT, RON MARTIN!
** There is no tax hike proposed in the draft of the 2021 Lancaster city budget that Mayor Danene Sorace unveiled Tuesday night. Instead, as it did this year, the city will rely on money from its reserves to make up a projected $4.9 million deficit in the $64.5 million spending plan.
From the LNP story, “Lancaster mayor airs draft of budget with no new taxes, warns against relying on reserve funds,” (click here).
Gee, Mayor Sorace, you threw away more than $4.9 million on MAW and LancCity connect! And what about LNP’s for-profit, off the tax-rolls Marriott Hotel, Mayor Sorace? And Sorace, who claims to be a huge proponent of diversity, gave LNP even more CRIZ money when LNP did not have a single minority reporter and were blatantly discriminating in their hiring. And Sorace didn’t care because of the power of the press to get her elected.
And the reporter who finally broke the all white LNP cycle was Junior Gonzalez who just announced he is no longer at LNP. If anyone knows the circumstances of his leaving please contact this site. From his twitter account:
* The down side of last night’s city council meeting – LNP’s “correspondent,” Chris Courogen, called in to comment and say he worked with Bey in Middletown and he wasn’t going to write about him because it would be a “conflict of interest” but said Bey was a great chief.
Well, Middletown didn’t like Courogen too much! Click here for “Middletown sues ex-communications director Courogen, says he violated separation terms.” Where did LNP find this guy?
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
BEY IS NEW CHIEF!
John T. Bey was unanimously approved by city council Tuesday night as the interim Lancaster Chief of Police. Council President Ismail Smith Wade-El referred to him as “Chief Bey” immediately following the vote.
Bey said he can’t wait to get started and stated he is interested in becoming the permanent chief “one-hundred percent.”