You No Boston Olympics people think you can stop Boston 2024 just because public support is cratering and there are a hundred other things on which we could better spend those billions?
Things like “logic” and “the public good” go out the window when there’s this much money pushing to subsidize the construction and staging of Boston 2024:
Former Gov. Deval Patrick will be compensated $7,500 per day when he travels on behalf of the backers of a bid to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston, according to organizers.
At that rate, Patrick could score half a million dollars by working just 67 days.
Boston 2024 also released information on staff salaries and consultants. Rich Davey, Patrick’s former transportation chief and the Olympic organization’s CEO, annually makes $300,000, while Murphy earns $215,000. Joe Rull, a former top aide to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, makes $175,000 as chief administrative officer. […]
The Boston 2024 effort is chaired by construction magnate John Fish, and funded thus far with private donations.
We’re still nine years out and consultants have already turned Boston 2024 into a cash cow paying out well over a million dollars a year in salaries alone, along with untold fees to dozens of consulting firms. The Herald’s Chris Cassidy has the full salary list.
But hey, what’s a few million now when John Fish & friends stand to take a huge slice of those taxpayer billions?