Covering Sierra Madre, Pasadena, Arcadia and the San Gabriel Valley
Don't look at this! Don't look at this!
Doesn't look like an increase to me!
We'll lose a million dollars and, uh, that is a lot of them.
We won't lose the $$. The tax payers get to keep their own money. Whatta concept.
I support the 25% increase. And stop calling it a tax.
Here's a little math for you, Geno:Since the 2012 UUT tax increase was defeated by a 61% NO vote, the fine citizens of Sierra Madre have saved $1 MILLION dollars in taxes at the rate of about $500,000 per year. In other words, a helluva lot more than a latte a day,
How can John Capoccia say this isn't a tax increase?
Where can I get a pair of Capoccia's rose colored glasses? They seem to have distorted his ability to see what is clearly represented by this chart.
After you drink the Kool Aid the City Manager whips up your glasses will change color automatically.
Can you afford 10 more years of a 10% UUT tax? I can't.
UUT FACTS1. Paramedics are required by law. The City can not reduce this service.2. The Library is required by the city charter. We must have one.3. City staff is very inefficient. 4. The UUT will be spent on pensions and benefits.
The city charter was written by whom? People? They can change it.
Paramedics can be contracted with other cities. We don't always have to use the most expensive option. This was a can kicked down the road in 2008. It needs to be dealt with.
The EMTs were just fine and a lot less costly.
Anyone know where I can see some historical records about the number of people who worked at city hall, say 20, 30 years ago? Since the size of our population doesn't change, you can figure that the size of staff shouldn't change either.
Try the library for old city budgets.
If they close the library, then you can't look up the old city budgets. lol. Honestly, the library will not close if the UUT measure doesn't go through. This is, as the Jarvis people predict, a scare tactic to get people to vote yes. It was the scare tactic that was used against MacGillivrey when sheasked (at several people's request) if it could be explored that the library be funded by property taxes rather than come out of the general fund. It is the scare tactic when they say that recreation services will be closed, yet surprise, surprise Huck Finn Day is going to be held despite the severe draught, and the claim that the offices can't be open until 11:00 M-T and closed every Friday.
The people of this city won't let the library be closed. The cuts will come from things that people don't care about. That is why City Hall is as scared as they are.
John Capoccia said after he was elected that he was only going to run for one term and he was going to do want he wanted.
It would have been nice if he'd told us what he wanted to do before he was elected. A lot of people feel they were misled.
A lot of people voted for John because he was against the UUT. Colin and Gene Goss said they were for it. That wasnlt fair to Colin and Gene who at least stood up for raising the taxes. John didn;t styand up like they did.
he took at stand and then changed his mind
That does raise questions.