I see Mr. "Funny" Guy has posted City Manager Mary Suhm's memo concerning Allen Gwinn's city employee credit-card database from a few days back. Tremendous. She has answers for every questionable expense about which Allen and Unfair Park had questions. That's why she gets the big bucks. I hope the city gets a discount at Petsmart (not Petco, Tim). And I wanna go to conferences at the Hard Rock Casino and meet-and-greets at Walt Disney resorts. But, swell, seems like she has good reasons for the charges posted to city-issued credit cards.
Dunno precisely why Tim Rogers thinks I would view Suhm's explanations as some kind of defeat, as though we're keeping score. Last I looked, the point of this profession was to ask questions. Allen did, and I did. On Monday I didn't get any answers -- even from the mayor, who thought at least one of the expenses about which I had a question seemed "odd" at the time. Today, Suhm provides them. Great. We check the books; she balances them. Or something like that. That's the way it's supposed to work. But really: "Allen Gwinn and Bob Wilonski 0"? Aces, pal. Last I looked on Monday I wrote, "The fact is, there are probably very good reasons for city officials to be in Vegas." And: "Which isn't to say [Kenny] Shaw doesn't have a good excuse for dropping $2,000 at a Reno resort last spring. We're just waiting for it." Now we got it.
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And by the way, Tim, it's "Robert Wilonsky." My mom would appreciate you spelling it the right way. You remember my mom, don't you, Tim? She certainly remembers you. --Bob Wilonski