Yvonne Johnson 3 months ago

I do not support more taxes. I suggest a 10% city wide budget cut starting with the city manager. Additionally, employees need to start paying their own retirement, and the city needs to fund their liabilities.

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Dave Howell 3 months ago

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to matter if the "conservatives" or the "liberals" are in charge. All of them want to take more of our money. In this week's meeting all of them except Stone wanted to raise the sales tax. The only reason they didn't go forward with it was that they couldn't agree how to fleece us.

But I guarantee you they will try again. I’d be shocked if we didn’t have a sales tax increase on the 2022 ballot or they may even call a special election before then.

They represent the special interests which is why they won’t give up trying to take ever more of our money and getting the city deeper in debt, so we must never give up fighting them.

They don’t represent us and never will. And we must never forget that.

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Yvonne Johnson about 1 month ago

Initially I was impressed that Stone didn’t promote the tax increase. I thought about and believe that he will find another way to push the tax on the working poor.

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Dave Howell about 1 month ago

" I thought about and believe that he will find another way to push the tax on the working poor. "

I agree. If he was against it why didn't he try to stop it in the beginning? If he did, he would have saved the city taxpayers over $24,000 for that survey, plus countless hours of staff time and who knows how much that cost the taxpayers.

The people on the city council represent the special interests, especially the city employee unions. The city council doesn't represent us and never will because the special interests call the shots. One way or another, they will make sure they get the tax increases and bonded debt to keep their gravy train rolling.

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