By: Diane Benjamin
The media did leave the Committee of the Whole meeting early. I didn’t see any reporting on the most important item on the agenda: Burying you in taxes and/or debt!
Here’s the plan: PDF page 65 http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=12980
The City wants to spend $285.82 million over the next 5 years with only $59.78 million in funding.
The numbers will be changing, these are last years projections.
The Master plans say money must be spent.
David Hales claimed more Master plans have yet to be approved: Streets, bricks, downtown streetscape.
Hales intimated pay-as-you-go won’t pay for much.
(I wonder if that’s how he handles his finances)
Sewer and Storm water fees will increase, those funds don’t have enough money! Renner mentioned $2-3 per month. Add that to all his past tax increases.
This is CRITICAL NEEDS folks. Just pay and shut up. It helps when the media ignores what they are doing.
After 2 hours and 40 minutes, I’m surprised the council didn’t leave. Most everybody else did.
If you have hours to kill, watch the meeting here: https://youtu.be/UMd1jvB27-4