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Council proposes no tax increase in next year's budget

August 2, 2011

From left, Mayor Sally Geyer and City Manager Dave Greene are shown listening to discussion on the upcoming city budget during Monday evening's city council meeting. Photo by Becky Polaski.

Members of city council took a stand against tax increases during their meeting on Monday evening, proposing no increase for next year's city budget.
Councilman Bob Roberts first brought up the idea, remarking that he believed making the declaration now would help streamline the budget process later this year.
"I would suggest that council take a stand and declare no tax increase. That way, all of the managers and all of the department heads know how to plan a budget that does not include a tax increase," Roberts said.
Prompted by his fellow council members, Roberts turned the statement into a motion, which was seconded by Denny Nero and approved by all members of council with the exception of Rick Gabler, who was excused from the meeting.

Comments

Specifics

August 10, 2011 by cosa69 (not verified), 2 years 49 weeks ago
Comment: 186

Cannot get more SPECIFIC than the opposite of council. Even U should be able to figure that out councilman. Then again, maybe not.... LOL!

No ideas from Cosa

August 8, 2011 by Eyeswideopen (not verified), 2 years 50 weeks ago
Comment: 185

So Cosa, I ask for specifics and thats all you come up with.

All talk my friend, all negative griping and no useful solutions.

Cosa

August 5, 2011 by Eyeswideopen (not verified), 2 years 50 weeks ago
Comment: 174

So Cosa, you have an opinion on everything. Lets hear some of your proposals. Put a budget up here so we can have a look see.

What would you do to bring in jobs?
What would you do to increase revenue?
What would you do to lower fixed costs for the ciy?
Be very accurate in your reply, facts, figures ans sources.

Thanks

U need a name change--

August 6, 2011 by cosa69 (not verified), 2 years 50 weeks ago
Comment: 178

Should be eyes closed.... They sure r not open. Luv that parking garage though.... That was a terrific idea..... LOL!!!!!

Cosa would do:

August 5, 2011 by cosa69 (not verified), 2 years 50 weeks ago
Comment: 176

The exact OPPOSITE of what Council is doing to address those items.
Is that specific enough for U BR/DN?????????????????????

Thats not even close to an

August 8, 2011 by Eyeswideopen (not verified), 2 years 50 weeks ago
Comment: 184

Thats not even close to an answer!

All opinion and not talk but no real solutions.

Tsk tsk cosa, you should just step back and fade away

Your answer? Not much of one

August 6, 2011 by Eyeswideopen (not verified), 2 years 50 weeks ago
Comment: 180

Your answer? Not much of one actually . It just proves all you have is an opiion and no solution.

Thank you for your time.

And by the way I just bet you can only dish itout and not take any criticism.

cosa69

August 4, 2011 by changer77 (not verified), 2 years 50 weeks ago
Comment: 173

Like I said before cosa if you can do so much better than these people on council, get off your dead a$$ and run. Of course you wont you just like to run your yap.

been there done that

August 5, 2011 by cosa69 (not verified), 2 years 50 weeks ago
Comment: 175

How bout U changer? U would fit right in..... LOL!!!!!

No tax increase for 2012

August 3, 2011 by cosa69 (not verified), 2 years 50 weeks ago
Comment: 172

Nothing like caging yourselves into a corner with no way out.
Looks like Services will be cut then? Road Crew or Police Dept?
That would cause major overtime which will wreck your budget anyways.
No road improvements next year?
No this, no that.
It all hurts the taxpayer one way or the other.
Please do not think much additional revenue will be generated with that parking garage. Just maintenance costs will occur from that project which 75% of the citizenry did not want anyways!
It would appear to me that most of the taxpayers would not mind having a reasonable tax increase IF they see where that money went to and why.

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