Posts tagged with "Hans Utz"

What’s it to Utz? – Decatur’s budget breakdown

Posted by June 7, 2015

This post has been updated.  Editor’s note: Unless otherwise noted, the numbers in this column will be from the 2015-2016 Proposed Budget, and therefore unaudited. That very well means they may turn out wrong. Based on the audited track record of the city so far, I’m comfortable saying they should be reasonably close. For more […]

What’s it to Utz? – Depth and taxes

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 25, 2015

By Hans Utz There are few topics that can ignite a debate as sharply as taxes.  I suspect the reason for this is twofold: 1) No one enjoys paying taxes, and 2) The compromises necessary to run any government mean that taxes are rarely spent exactly the way any one individual prefers. The net effect […]

What’s it to Utz? – On finance and freak outs

Posted by March 5, 2015

By Hans Utz I realize that a conversation about municipal debt is about as riveting as a root canal, but based on what I’ve seen discussed on the topic so far I think some explaining is in order.  Bear with me…the decisions we as voters will be asked to make are extremely important, and we […]

What’s it to Utz? – Summer in Pyongyang

Posted by January 30, 2015

By Hans Utz, contributor  It is safe to say that 2014 held many lessons for us all about effective policing.  There is no such thing as ‘perfect’ policing, and we often unfairly expect the police to be better than their community at large when it comes to matters of equity and particularly matters of race.  […]

What’s it to Utz? – To my close friend Kelvin Cochran

Posted by January 15, 2015

By Hans Utz, contributor  On Jan. 6, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed fired Kelvin Cochran, Atlanta’s fire chief, over the distribution of a self-published book that condemns homosexuality and, among other things, equates gay acts with pedophilia and bestiality. I should disclose fully:  I know Kelvin Cochran personally.  I consider him a good friend, and a […]

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