LAURA MITCHELL WANTS TAX INCREASE AND DECLINES SUPPORTING EMPLOYEE BONUSES AND MORE...
In today's final budget work session the Council was able to find enough money to abate the proposed tax increase by the Mayor. They also came up with the following proposals.
A cash bonus to all employees.
2 new police cars.
1 dump truck.
No tax increase.
New safety shoes for some employees.
There were some other items also proposed but get this. Laura Mitchell all of a sudden, out of nowhere, came up with, I want to know what it would take to gain support on covering the 3% insurance increase we'll have on the employees NEXT YEAR.
Now mind you Folks, Laura has NEVER once in all these months brought this to any one's attention. In other words, no matter what was said or done, Laura Mitchell, the woman who supported O'Malley's Flush Tax increase, never wanted to side with the employees. her ONLY interest is for the good of whatever Mayor Ireton wants and that's all there is to that.
The Mayor popped in and out of today's meeting and has threatened to VETO the Council's Budget. I SAY, GO FOR IT! Push your council budget through and let Laura, Shanie and Jim Ireton stand alone in support of taking away bonuses to the employees. Just think of how many of them will stand outside holding Albero For Mayor signs.
Just when you'd think Laura Mitchell would come around she continues to prove she has no interest in being fiscally responsible. Let the comments fly.
I'll close with this. Remember the Post I put up the other day mentioning the Fireworks former Council President Mike Dunn is pulling off at SU. Each display will cost $20,000.00 a year and Mike has raised $45,000.00, covering more than 2 years worth.
GET THIS, Mayor Ireton stated at the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon they'd like to put up $5,000.00 directly from the City towards this event. Well, first of all, we're now talking about funding that SHOULD be three years from now. However, John Pick and Jim Ireton, (WITHOUT COUNCIL PERMISSION) want the money NOW! They knew they had extra funding hidden in their budget but Campbell was too sharp to catch most, (if not all) of it.
The Red White and Boom will NOT suffer this year or next year. Mike Dunn, (of all people) should know that the Mayor nor John Pick can make such an offer without the Council's consent. In other words, the Mayor could start paying bar tabs at taxpayers expense and that wouldn't be very cool. We have a process for a reason and this is one of them.
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