The City of Sierra Madre, its voters, and those just curious about the occasionally outre' ways of this little town nestled beneath the mighty foothills of the San Gabriel mountains, would all have to be out of their collective minds to support this tax boondoggle. However, achieving that mental state has not been too much of a problem here lately.
At this evening's meeting of the Community Services Commission the following tax matter will be under consideration. Here is how the matter at hand is cautiously described in an associated staff report (link):
That, along with lavishing your tax money on their crooked cronies, is what they do. Trust me, Cook County has nothing on our guys and gals. And most voters seem to accept all of that since they keep electing the same venal County Supervisors to office decade after decade.
But why in the world would anyone expect Sierra Madre's Community Services Commission to support something as financially disadvantageous to this community as the following?
I guess that is what City Staff feels could need some "modifications."
Here is my question. Certainly such an unfair tax hit to Sierra Madre would have some appeal to many of the other cities in Los Angeles County that have parks. And apparently most towns will get back more than what they put in. Unlike Sierra Madre. So why wouldn't they want to approve such a thing without any modifications and stick places like the Foothill Village with their parks and recreation bills?
Does a rejection of the above by the Community Services Commission really mean that such an inequity will then just go away? I doubt that is how this funny money equation is designed to break. Meaning the county will just say that a majority of its cities were down with what is a blatant act of piracy, and then slap this screaming little monkey on the ballot.
I didn't see that being mentioned in the staff report. Maybe they forgot to mention it.
Sierra Madre's other firehouse is up for rent
This from that always intriguing real estate gossip website LA Curbed (link):
Does anyone remember why Sierra Madre Fire Station No. 2 was sold? And who exactly did it?