6 Burst results for "Corey Stokes"
"corey stokes" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Police will remain a focus this week of the Austin city council as a handful of police related resolutions come up for a vote did you get that class had already been delayed by counsel and on Thursday the July cadet class may also be halted separately the greater Austin crime commissions as a hundred ninety five police positions are at risk of being cut for next year's budget in a couple of years the city of Austin will have newly drawn council districts it'll be the first time since council shifted to attend one format six years ago at the boundaries will be redrawn city ater Corey Stokes says it should reshape how people are represented at city hall now and for the beginning in twenty twenty two on the election in November twenty two and going forward for the next decade Stokes says it's very unlikely that this will culminate in the creation of an eleven city council district the Austin area economy lost more than a hundred twenty seven thousand jobs according to the latest report from the Dallas Federal Reserve Judy Chang with the Dallas fed says they're looking at the April numbers and that severe loss of jobs which helped weigh down the metro's business cycle index offices I'm going back to Klein seventy seven percent on an annualized basis in April and this is the largest contraction since the data series began in nineteen seventy eight but on the upside saying says that newly released unemployment data is showing jobless claims beginning to slow amid the pandemic musicians continue to face a lot of economic uncertainty now nonprofit that offers health care to more than twenty six hundred Austin musicians is projecting a budget shortfall of its own Rainey Collins is with the health alliance for Austin musicians for an October hand will be faced with a challenging choices of either cutting services and or reducing the number of members by a large margin by the end the year she says Hans budget will be short by at least a million dollars to go live now to.
"corey stokes" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Kind of getting to know, the coaches out there, and that just kinda when when they read Xavier one of the guys that we had coached with the guy chose was to Holloway. And so they recruited to to today. And so I got to know the coaches and that kind of led to be going out to to Tucson be g. So so you you land out there. And what was that? What was that? What's your like for you? That was I just a being in the desert. I had been there once before my mom took us to the L. U gay dude ranch when we were kids, my mom and dad had just put up and she took me, and my older brother out there. And so we went to Tucson for three or four days. And that's really all I knew I was a big fan of Damon Stoudamire and Khalid Reeves and those guys when I was growing up, and so I had an affinity for the school and the program their teams would also in. But I really didn't know much about it. So it was it was I opened it was obviously different from the east coast and and going out there. I think Tucson is an unbelievable college town, and then obviously a great place for people, you know, in their fifties and sixties and they're a little bit older. But when you're kind of in that in between stage and age, it was a little bit different to kind of get acclimated to it. But it was good year. You know, it was first year out there with a new program. And so we took some. Bumps along the way and trying to to build it back. But I was only there for a year, and then went to Wagner, and and got started with coach early. Let me ask you about Sean having been to Shawn's practices. I feel I feel like he runs as good a practice ever seen run in terms of like that was that was what camps were like when I was a kid. I like, I I I've been to I've been to probably fifteen Zona practices in my broadcasting career was since he's been in Arizona, and I've been to some Xavier ones as well. And you know, you're talking about improving your angle and feeding the post, and you know, passing and catching and pivoting and just the attention to detail. Like, I mean, he talked about having an inventive offense of mine. I do think that that's probably the thing that he lacks or maybe the desire to be a little bit more free offensively. But he's almost ca from from my perspective. And again, I'm not there every day like you were for year. He's almost a clinician in terms of how. He runs practice. What what's your takeaway from Sean Miller guy, you work for for your that was that was the word I was going to use. I mean, he's really clinical. I mean, he has a unbelievable appreciation for the fundamentals. I think obviously comes from his dad and his experience as a coach Blackhawk and how they kind of raised both both of his boys to to teach the game. And so, you know, he he really is is focused in the details and was passionate and and committed and had great energy every single day and demanded excellence from those guys on the practice floor and got the most out of them for sure. So you move back to Staten Island. Right. Like, you're hitting all the garden spots here. You're going to Tucson as a grad as you said, you're not a college kid, but you're also you're also not an adult, and so you of in that, right? And then you go join Danny at at in Staten Island at Wagner. How how did that? How'd that come to be? Just kinda had gotten to know Danny through the highschool basketball scene in the Orkney jersey tristate area. He was the coach at Saint Benedict's up until he accepted the job at Wagner. So we kinda cross pass a little bit. And he would come watch the motto Samuels and some of the different guys Corey Stokes guys. If you had to think, then next would watch them on the U circuit, or, you know, different high school events, and so we kind of got to know each other a little bit through that connection..
"corey stokes" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"They they just know listen, they they know that the combination of Zion and Duke is like ESPN stream right now because of from a ratings perspective. Yeah, I can't jive with that. I could see showing him hammer and dance and go into the lane and finishing and and grabbing rebounds swatting shots everything else. It's I don't see what purpose it serves or to him. I don't know. How it does any good that his gotta be getting bigger and bigger knowing that he's on TV twenty four seven. And now, they're even showing him having failure as some kind of success. That's amazing to me. What do you think of the new? Top sixteen seeds over revealed over the weekend of you know, the first looks at at March madness with Duke one Tennessee to Virginia three Gonzaga four and Kentucky, Michigan six et cetera. I don't care that much. I mean, honestly, I think it just done for entertainment value. Get people talking get people interested. That's fine. I mean Super Bowls over you want to get people interested. So it's something to talk about. But it's a relevant right now. I mean, listen to the key is how much these the ten committee members are gonna rely on this new value. Is you told the net? That's the biggest thing right now. And you know, I it it's pretty close in line for the most part with the net. You know, there are some differences in terms of the order. But for the most part, you know, the teams that are that are they're the ones that are high up in the net and the biggest the biggest shock period in the country right now for for teams that are up there that we wouldn't have suspected is the job Kelvin Sampson's done at Houston. He lost his best player rob gray from last year. And they've lost one game. And it was like on a last second charge like Houston could be legitimately undefeated. Right now. Now, the American isn't that good? But still the fact that we're talking about Houston and Kelvin Sampson, and I'll tell you what like it's gonna be interesting to see if some of these jobs pop UCLA's already open. We'll see what happens in Arizona. We'll see what happens it at Texas. Am and Texas. I think it's fine chocolate for this year. But it'll be interesting to see we've Kelvin and the fact that he was fired for phone calls years ago with a five year show cause who will go after him if anybody because the guy can coach you can coach there's no doubt he cause he was doing great until they busted him, and that know. Sullied his name. What do you think that you go back to that? Nice win over Nova. How tough do you think they are? They can score mandate. They have two of the top maybe ten shooters in the country. Not just Mark this hour, but Sam house. So what yours finally got a team? And Howard is just electric can score can put up thirty forty tougher than they've been over the last few years. That's kinda the biggest thing. So this Marquette teammate guard their tougher they're older. And what would you took them five years here to really get it going at a program that again, a lot of people would say is good. It's just about any of the big east because of the money they spend at Marquette, they support that program and buzz Williams Virginia Tech five years ago. They hire won't Joe it took a while. But he's finally got it to where you know. They may be able to to win the big east in the big east isn't the way it's been over the last two years. It's not I mean, listen Villanova's come back strong, but there's still nothing. The Villanova teams of of the last three years. And you know, Saint John's is talented. They're just so up and down Roddick, and I love Chamonix ponds their their guard. He's terrific. Yeah. He is a bad ass. What do you think of the job max doing Louisville? They got a big game this week with Duke ridiculous ridiculous. I mean, I saw him. I was there for that Kentucky game. And they were never really in it like his talent level what he was given is average at best. They've got a really good recruiting class coming in next year. So I think which is really impressive because he ended up. My husband finished everything up on Louisville. And they've done a great job. Now. Kris Maddox, one of one of the best young coaches, and I hate to and he's not really young. But he's done. Unbelievable job with a roster. That may not have an NBA player on it. You know, just their second. Best player is Kristen Cunningham, who's a grad transfer from Sanford, and you know, how many games Sanford one last year ten. Sanford. The second best player at goody. Thank the job. Jay's done it. Novas pretty impressive. They finally lost a big east game. But they were tanning now until the Marquette laws. He's done a hell of a job on a team that lost a lot hell of a job. I mean, seriously ridiculous. And he got a lot of crap because he wasn't playing the coin early. You know, who they got remember? He was the one who initially side with Arizona. Mcdonald's all American the ends up bouncing out of that commitment. They take him at Villanova. And I had him on my podcast a couple of weeks ago. And he was so honest about he said, listen, this guy was the he's a street ball player. That's basically what he called him. He said like, you know, we basically without saying they said we had to kind of deprogramming and is not playing for him. But he's got guys that just by in. And the culture is real at Villanova. I know people are tired of hearing about it. But it's at a point now where? Guys like Erick PASCAL in in Bill booth. They're gonna pass it down to the next group. And and hopefully, they won't lose it like they did. 'cause for a while a couple of years, they lost it, the Corey Stokes Corey Fischer that group they kind of lost it and Jay Wright had to get it back by getting his type of guys. What's the name of the podcast goody that everybody can check out. Good and plenty good and plenty podcasts. I like the college. You gotta listen to the one the best one. I did was was I don't know how how long ago month month, and advocate Gilbert arenas was phenomenal. 'cause we were just telling stories like legitimately. He told the gun story. He told like the story his best prank. He was a big prankster still is where he likes took somebody's car, and like hit it and took the Rams off it like Gilbert is awesome. I mean, just hilarious. So one night we got back Thrasher game in Atlanta landed in the hawks team playing. We got out of the parking lot private lot at Hartsfield. And is as a writer at the time was playing with the hawks and someone had taken three of his tires. They left one on the block. People don't like, you know, exactly who you are. And where you park your car at goody, great stuff, man. Thanks for coming on the bench. Always mad always being on. And we'll talk to Jeff Goodman, our guy. Check out his podcast. Do I love it. Good and planet. He's on the bench on CBS sports.
"corey stokes" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"The cities have been any to safeguard city resources maintain public trust and ensure delivery of services to Austin nights, the audit staff looked at the results of twenty eight projects in their office and had done fiscal year. Twenty ten through twenty eighteen. Kepala this report Ellen trucks. Claire who chairs that committee told the Austin monitor that after studying the report, she concluded that there are really a lot of holes in a lot of different areas that are exposing the city to risk within our contracts and not ensuring that our city projects are being done on time and on budget this right here is just another red flag that you should vote. Yes. On that full audit of the city that's on the November. Ballot. K yeah. And another example of proposition j rather how this audit could essentially the mayor at least on the surface. His concern was how much it would cost to do this audit. Well, it may actually save us money. We make make money. I mean, what's interesting about that audit. If you vote. Yes, it's not like you have to dish out a bunch of money. It can actually be paid for by the money that is found by the auditing team outside auditors. You really not you're only going to make money. Yeah. I mean, and this is a great example. I mean this. This is worth this contract issue. We're talking five point five billion dollars here. I mean, there's no doubt about it that this thing would definitely pay for itself, and then some possibly that's that's the word Ellen Claire says considering twenty seven hundred total contracts with the authorized value of five point five billion. This is an issue that needs to be dressed immediately. What's this is this is this is just as big as our water crisis that we're going through it is. And it's sails like a lot of these contracts have basic, basically been in some cases useless because they're just not being monitored. They're not no one's really paying attention to are. They are they sticking by contract. Are they doing what they agreed to do? Or are they hiring? Are they doing this doing this? And that's well, according to the city auditor, Corey Stokes the biggest problem. The city faces is how the employee's are monitoring the contracts when employees are not monitoring contracts. The thing slip through the cracks sure. Now, eighty one percent of seventeen contract related audits and six investigations found issues, relating to monitoring problems included ineffectively coordinating monitoring roles and responsibilities monitoring procedures that were not documented or implemented and contract changes. That were not documented or approved. Now auditors make some big changes to a contract, but it wasn't approved. Yeah. Beg about that. What were the changes? I mean, this could be something to Austin's missing out on a lot of money, or at least spending more than we necessarily have to. Now, the auditors found that on site reviews. We're not always performed that contractors were not being monitored to ensure compliance contract terms. There you go. A great example why you have to vote. Yes. For proposition. K I sure hope there enough people out there that really understand the importance of that that really care about it. Now, very similar audits in 2017 internally by the city's audit team not an outside team related to the city's new central library found that management of public works department authorized staff to overlook comments from the quality management division on designs for the library result. Auditors noted staff submitted the designs for the band and cut and construction without subjecting them to four quality management process. In some cases, external pressure regarding high profile and time sensitive projects resulted modified or expedited quality reviews..
"corey stokes" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"We've had conversations with the mayor about this this on its proposition k on the November ballot. And he doesn't want to talk about it at all. He just wants to talk about the borrowing of nearly a billion dollars in the previous propositions on the same ballot. We want he wants to borrow money that we pay back. But he doesn't want us to look at. The books. It's like a sixteen year old that we gave twenty bucks to on a Friday on Saturday asked for twenty more and you say. Now, what about the twenty? I gave you last night. What's your frayed of he's afraid of something? I mean, I'm not saying he's hiding something. But what's your friend of? I don't I don't know what they're afraid of. I mean, I don't think there's anybody that's dealt with the city. A lot. They're afraid of accountability. I don't think anybody that's dealt with the city would say that they're run as efficiently as they could be. I think everyone knows if we do an audit. We're gonna find some inefficiencies we're gonna find some waste and duplication. And I think that's a good thing for us. Not not necessarily a bad. Ballot language is really tricky. It was intentionally written. So that you will say no on the ballot which is complete deception at city hall. I mean, that's just complete deception. Tell us about the ballot language. In public forum. I told the mayor that I believe that the foul language is was a political advertisement against the measure, which it is. It suggests that the audit is redundant which we just went over. It's not redundant. This would be the first time we've ever done it. Even the city auditor, Corey Stokes said in a recent Texas monitor articles, she said, it's not something we've ever been asked to do. And there's something to be said about giving an outside look, and then about language also suggests that it costs money, but doesn't talk about the savings and find the auditing any idea how much money we could find in wasteful spending. If even if we got the low end of what other cities have found which is four percent four percent of a four point one billion dollar budget. That's four million. That's a lot. That's a lot. We can do a lot of things we can hire some police officers police contract or doubt about it. You're listening to the best of Todd and Don on NewsRadio KLBJ. Hey, everybody tied Jeffries here along with Don prior. This is the best of the Todd Don show, but stay with us. We're live coming up at five thirty on NewsRadio. Radio. Okay. LBJ?.
"corey stokes" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"We've had conversations with the mayor about this this audit proposition k on the November ballot. And he doesn't wanna talk about it at. At all. He just wants to talk about the borrowing of nearly a billion dollars in the previous propositions on the same ballot. We want he wants to borrow money that we pay back. But he doesn't want us to look at the books. It's like a sixteen year old we gave twenty bucks to on a Friday, but on Saturday asked for twenty more, and you say what about the twenty? I gave you last night. What's your? He's afraid of something. I mean, I'm not saying he's hiding something. But what's your friend of? I don't I don't know what they're afraid of. I mean, I don't think there's anybody that's dealt with the city and a lot they're afraid of accountability. Yeah. I don't think anybody. That's the city would say that they're run as efficiently as they could be. I think everyone knows if we do an audit. We're gonna find some inefficiencies we're gonna find some waste and duplication. And I think that's a good thing for us. Not not necessarily a bad. Ballot language is really tricky. It was intentionally written. So that you will say no on the ballot which is complete deception at city hall. I mean, that's just complete deception. Tell us about the ballot language. Yeah. In public forum. I told the mayor that I believe that the foul language is was a political advertisement against the measure, which it is. It suggests that the audit is redundant which we just went over. It's not redundant. This would be the first time we've ever done even the city auditor, Corey Stokes said in a recent Texas monitor articles, she said, it's not something we've ever been asked to do. And there's something to be said about giving an outside look, and then about language also suggests that it costs money, but doesn't talk about the savings and find the auditing any idea how much money we could find in wasteful spending. If even if we got the low end of what other cities have found which is four percent four percent of a four point one billion dollar budget and sixty four million. That's a lot. That's a lot. We can do a lot of things we can hire some police officers get a police contract or doubt about it. I got a text message here at five one two eight three six zero five hundred says why does the city demand civilian oversight of police yet? They don't want a third party or civilian oversight of an audit of themselves. That's pretty interesting the hypocrisy. See there. That's a very good point. Fred Lewis is also in the studio with this campaign finance guy, and you really been the guy behind the scenes helping keep our investment on the up and up when it comes to code next. And we're told called next is gone. It's never coming back is what the mayor says. However, what do you believe that? It's coming back code next. The mayor the city manager had made it clear that it's coming back right after the election early next year. It's going to be quote rebooted in quote going to give it a new brand new name that everybody will like that probably something that sounds more comfortable, right? Well, I think the city is under the missing oppression that the problem is the name and the brand in the policies. We think the problem is the policies that the public doesn't like it wherever they live, whatever background. They don't feel like they've been listened to stuff like taking away their rights to appeal. Decisions of the city while make it easier to have bars and commercial establishments in their single family neighborhood things that are not popular with the public in the reason. Jay is a good thing for the public. Is it allows the public the vote on the next code next or son of code next door rebranding code necks? And that means if the city doesn't listen if the staff doesn't listen if developers have too much influence than the public can say, no, basically, a code next was a rewrite of all of our land use code some people just not tuning in. Maybe not familiar with this process. But basically what set the rules and the guidelines of where and how anything can be built in this city. Absolutely. Every law related to land, development, and prop. Jay would basically say voters. Get to say, yes, or no Bernie major rewrite at the very end of the day. And the reason that matters is that they have to take it to the voters. They're going to listen to people during the process because they will have to listen to people in order to get it passed. I don't think ninety nine point nine percent of the people in Austin have a clue as to. What it is sure or care, but they do that they do pay for it. They don't care because they don't know what it is to understand. They don't understand. You just mentioned a couple of things that people may may have heard for the very first time over some other dark secrets inside code next. Well, one thing is that they've gotten rid of a reduced parking. And a lot of areas of the city pickling single family neighborhoods, which means this cars are going to be parked all along the street. The other thing is they gotten rid of some things that would have provided some compatibility along corridors big buildings on corridors next, the neighborhoods and other words to make them fit better together. But there are a lot of controversial things such as there's a transition zone where they're talking about going five blocks in the neighborhoods with multifamily and commercial development, whether the neighborhood wants it or whether it's needed. So the bottom line is whether you understand code next or not. Or what the land development code is. If you wanna make sure to keep the city straight the development community straight the staff straight. You want to have to say at the end of the day. Let's back up a few years. Why do we need to rewrite our land use codes? Why do we need code next? What was the argument for doing all of this? And I don't think I don't think the city did not. I'm not saying I want it. But I don't think the city did a good job selling this to the public to begin with. I don't think the city did a good job making it clear as I said as to what it even it is. I think you're right. But what really happened is. Fred Lewis, did a very good job of informing the public. Yeah. And people caught wind of it. Do we need a rewrite over land use codes? Well, that's not exactly clear, we have a thirty year old code and after thirty years, and changes and things you need to revise it. The first thing we should do. And this has been recommended is we should clean up the code. We have make sure that the inconsistencies the problems little things. And then let's. See where we are Fort Worth did that and then never had to go on to a big rewrite of their code. Then we could take whatever issues remain after our cleanup in. We could add the things that we think the to be at it. But we don't need to do fifteen hundred sixteen hundred pages at once. Wow. So that you can put things in there like people's rights to appeal property decisions have been reduced because the truth is nobody favors that basically code next is an attack on property rights. It's on attack on single family neighborhoods. Absolutely jump in here at five one two eight three six zero five ninety toll free eight seven seven five nine zero five five to five. Well, I think if they do hope to have any success with this at all they are they've got a long way to go as far as convincing Austin that they need it. And you and you were saying that basically the city is no good at making do what what they already have. And try to improve on what they already have that that goes across the board. And so let's let's take what we already have see how we can make it better. That makes sense. Will they had a top down? We're going to change everything we have a theory on how people should live. Yeah. They literally went around and said single family neighborhoods are obsolete. And that we need to change. How people live, you know. I I hesitate to bring this up because it sounds really conspiracy. Theorist? I mean, this sounds like Alex Jones stuff, but I got a barrage of text messages talking about what you just said making single family subdivisions and areas obsolete. All of the textures here. I've got like eight of them that say that is agenda twenty one stuff. People manipulate manipulation is what it is. That's what they say. That's what they say. I don't I don't know about that. But it definitely is an attack on property rights and people manipulation and at the end of the day what we're saying about proposition, j why people should vote for it is whatever product the city finally comes up with with whatever name branding code next. Yeah. You get the final say. And if people get the final say, they're going to moderate what they do Michael here with the the group that supporting proposition k the full audit. You get a chance to talk to some of these city council folks, the Greg Kosovars they add layers of the world. What do they say about this on it? What what pushback have you received from city hall? You personally you personally because I've seen in cyberspace in the Twitter verse some pretty hateful things said about you. And this effort to do a full audit of the city. Burst prior to watching the petition. We went and met with the city council members and the mayor and the reception was actually pretty positive. They said, yeah that sounds like a great idea. We'll get back to you. But never heard back, which is why we started the petition process since we have got it on the ballot. All of the opposition has been scare tactics. They're not discussing the merits of an audit at all. They're trying to scare voters in devoting against it talking about dark money and coke brothers and jerk Republican conspiracy, none of which has any merit or evidence to support it. They just think they can scare people to and tell you when somebody turns down an audit. It just does not look good. It it really what that tells me is because the mayor should be welcoming. Yeah. On tells me that he's he's thinking we've got a mess here to restore some trust in the city. I mean, there's already this city councils already, you know, known as the spending money like a drunken sailor bad PR move on his part while they think they can spin it and. Make it not about an audit. But that's what it is. And we know we pulled the issue, and we're talking about every day eight out of ten people when asked if they want an audit of the city's yes, it's a very popular issue. The ballot language I need to pull up in front of me. But it's very very misleading talking about an outside an outside consultant, it's catching all those phrases that make folks who are concerned about wasteful spending. Go Nana, we don't want to hire another consultant. This is a little bit different. This actually could make money. Save money at the very least, correct? Yeah. I mean, we the ballot language was a big fight between us in the city. But ultimately, what the what the ordinance says is a requires the city to hire an independent firm, and the way we defined independent was hasn't had a contract with the city in the last five years. They just can't hire. They're buddies to do the job and doesn't have any relationship to city council members of staff, and then second the firm has experience in this type of auditing. This is a big job. It's an important job. We need somebody. That knows what they're doing. Not just hire anybody to do this. Sure. Absolutely..