I have a way to get money for the homeless and give a raise to our police and hire more police in the City of Salisbury. Get out your calculators:
Let's pretend Salisbury is a biking community. Here's a rhetorical question, what % of the population makes us a biking community, our population is about 33,000 people? I was told there were hundreds of people in the bike club, not thousands (I don't believe it anyway). But let's just say, for arguments sake, we have 900 bikers in this community. That is 2.37% of the total population. The council just approved ANOTHER 3.3 million dollars to be spent on the biking community (I was there and witnessed this expenditure). With just those numbers alone, we are spending $3666 per biker. (To bring this into perspective, we have about 900 homeless in the Salisbury area). Now let's talk some real numbers. If we have 300 bicyclists in our community and we spent 8 million dollars (which is much closer to the real number) on bike lanes, which includes widening roads, etc... We are spending 26,666.67 dollars per biker. I am not including the bike races we have here where thousands of bikers from all over come into Salisbury to compete. If we did not spend money on bicyclists we would have 8,889 dollars we could spend on each homeless individual (based on a 900 person homeless population). If we cut that money in half we would have enough money to give raises to our police force, be able to hire more police, and help the homeless. Put a calculator on it.
In short; this guy is a typical progressive liberal that has no idea how to prioritize our tax money.
BTW, we need a conservative Salisbury resident to run against Muir Boda. He is not a republican and he told me, to my face, that he is voting for Jake Day for mayor. He also said if I want the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) on last years Folk Festival that I have to call the National Folk Festival to find out how our tax money was spent. He also said that no one in City Hall knew about the killing of the geese. He suggested at first they can't control the Fed and they just decided to kill them... then he changed his mind. He said a Salisbury resident must have called the USDA and complained about the geese and that's why they came down and killed them. He said that Jake and no one on the council knew anything about the geese murders until someone called and complained.
I asked him about the 13 story high rise and where people were going to park. He said that they are building a bridge from the high rise to the parking garage and they can park on the 3rd floor. I asked him how many parking spaces are up there, he said he did not know. Well, the county rents that 3rd floor parking anyway, so the answer is really zero.
Then I asked him how about the large parking lot across from where the high rise is going up (it is behind the courthouse on Rt. 13 and holds over 250 cars.) He said he can't tell me because it was discussed in a private session of the council and I was not privy to that information because the lot is being sold. I asked him who was buying the parking lot across from where the high rise is going up. Again, he said he can't tell me. That is our land people, we should know. No transparency.
Then I asked him why we are spending millions of dollars on bike lanes when we are not a bike community. He agreed we were not a bike community yet, but we will be. So I said, "so we are going to force people to ride bikes, like a 300lb man?". On rainy days when people do want to drive, there will be no parking. Aren't we going to need parking if the downtown is actually revitalized?
I also asked him why our roads and sidewalks weren't being fixed. He said 25 of the construction people were fired... not sure, but I think he said the county did it.
I never saw a person say so many lies in such a short amount of time in my life. And guess who is feeding him these lies.
Anyway, I packed my stuff up and said I will never come to another Republican Club meeting as long as I see Muir's face there. He's a mole and a liar. And I have been told he is the vice-president of the republican committee. HOLY CRAP!!!! No wonder Republicans can't get anything done in this city.
I am here to clean this crap up, and if you elect me, one of the first things I am going to do is bring a private CPA Auditing Firm in to Audit our City. Haven't the people of Salisbury had enough of the lies, corruption and deception.
Candidate for Mayor of the City of Salisbury