I counted 30 tax levies below. Don't be fooled by some of the wording. They count on purposeful confusion to get some of these passed rather than being honest and putting it plain and simple.
- If the wording is "Replacement & Decrease-Continuing Period of Time", this means that you will pay more for a never ending period of time. They put the word decrease in their to fool you. It is very tiny...like .01 or .o7.
- If the wording is "Replacement" or "Increase" or "Additional", you will pay more.
- If the wording is "Renewal", you will pay the same, but the length of time for the levy will be longer.
- If the wording is "Continuing Period Of Time", this means never ending, no time limit.
For more clarification you can go to the following link:
ELECTION DAY TRICK OR TREAT?
Don't forget to read the commentary at the end.
It is disgraceful that this many levies are on the ballot in a time of great economic strife with people being so hardpressed to get by.
I can see that the selfish and pigish attitude of gimmee, gimmee, gimmee, more, more, more, still prevails in our local political climate with no thought for the people.
This is government in survival mode, turning on the people. It reminds me of parents who cannibalize their children for survival because there is nothing left to eat. This is just a very mild version of that.
All of you who have your hands out again....don't you get it yet? Things are bad, you can't keep sucking money out of the community.
Your attitudes of....we need more money....it's an emergency....are way too old.
All of you in local government should have developed more entrepreneurial skills of the small businessman a long time ago instead of constantly draining the people all the time....that takes no brains.
The fact that any levy is an "emergency" indicates lack of good planning and foresight.
Start tightening you belts, cut the fat, and don't lie to the people, telling them you have already cut as much as you can because you have'nt.
And stop threatening the people with loss of services! We all should know that we may experience that to some degree....get over it because we are all going to have to make some sacrifices!
What are you going to do when things get worse? THEY WILL! We haven't hit bottom yet.
WE ALL ARE SUFFERING. DO WHAT FAMILIES AND SMALL BUSINESSES ARE FORCED TO DO! CUT THE FAT....TRIM DOWN....MAKE DO WITH WHAT YOU HAVE....BE CREATIVE (a word foreign to gov.).