Thursday, July 23, 2009

Proposed Tax Increase Council Meeting

There will be a Strategic Planning Committee meeting tonight at 6 p.m. to discuss the matter of placing a tax on the ballot in November. The four proposed Scenarios are listed in the Documents section on this web page.

1 comment:

MARK F. CRAIG said...

I saw Vic Stewart's comments in today's Morning Journal:

"It's disheartening we have five council members absent. I think it's important all members of council weigh in on this. I think they should be here tonight," Stewart said.

What is disheartening to me is that I received less than 24 hours' notice of this meeting, as did Krischer. Gibbs received no notification at all. Perhaps this meeting was discussed earlier in the month by Stewart, Burkhard and others within one of their private "caucus" meetings, but failing to get everyone in Council on the same page, especially for something as significant as this, is the most disheartening of all to me. Once again, it shows a lack of ability to adequately plan. Or a deliberate attempt to avoid public comment and discussion.