Wednesday, June 22, 2016

LA Daily News: LA County should consider lower tax to fund parks

Mod: If you are still trying to figure out the Parks Bond / Parcel Tax measure that Los Angeles County is trying to impose on the people living under its mighty thumb, then this LA Daily News editorial should help. It pretty much nails what the county is attempting to do, which is accumulate an awful lot of money without anyone noticing how badly they are being ripped off. Check it out.


That last paragraph is pretty important. The rest of this editorial can be found here.

To put this all into a local perspective, here is a paragraph from the agenda report that covered this matter for Monday night's Community Services Commission meet up.


So here is how this entire parks / parcel tax boondoggle breaks down:

Sierra Madre's portion to pay is $257,000.

Sierra Madre in return receives only $75,000.

Los Angeles County altogether gets $189 million to do with as they like.

Of course, if they decide instead on a 5-cent per square foot parcel tax those numbers go way up.

I think the county was counting on you not noticing. Keep all of this in mind when the City Council takes the matter up next Tuesday evening.

You might now know more about this stuff than they do.

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31 comments:

  1. Another ponzi scheme dreamed up by a group lazy politicians who have put a carrot out on a long pole to dazzle a unsuspecting public with promises and tax dollar waste concerning a new parcel tax to rack in millions and pay out pennies.

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    1. if our City Manager plays politics (which she does all the time) and tells us that the city has to pay $257k to LA County for the County's good and we receive $ 75k in return and lose $ 187k in the deal.....

      this isn't a ponzi scheme, it's stupid and created by very stupid business people...oh wait they aren't business people, just stupid

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  2. So what will the county be doing with that additional $100 million they will be raking in?

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    1. Pensions are the black hole that is consuming everything.

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    2. Extra money? Oh you don't understand it takes a army of qualified county employees to manage this money, yeah right. More like figuring out where to spend the windfall of cash on themselves and retirements perks cars, cell phones along with salary increases. It's called trickle down effect at the top it's the county and at the bottom it's the cities or tax payers who get the dust. Vote NO.

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    3. it irks me every time I think of the retired County fireman I know who retired at 57, took his savings and treated himself to a Porsche, prime home and a boat because he has his public funded unionized pension pays him a lifetime salary and he could afford to spend savings on toys and could continue to work and double dip on the taxpayers.

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  3. Why did city staff tell the Community Services Commission to approve the overall proposal? Didn't they know what was going on?

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    2. The staff recommended modifications prior to approval. The commission apparently thought modifications were not enough.

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    3. Staff didn't have a problem with a much larger county parcel tax. What they wanted was a much larger piece of the pie.

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    4. If you are saying that Mrs. Alcorn is a do-gooder who wants to live off the city, you are way off base. I can't think of anyone off hand that has saved the city big bucks by volunteering time and money to city projects.

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    5. I didn't agree with Ms Alcorn's support of the UUT hike but I have ZERO doubt that she is one of the biggest supporters of Sierra Madre. She & Mr. Alcorn are good people, for sure.

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    6. Must be a troll looking to cause trouble.

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    7. There is nothing that upsets the powers that be more than people taking a stand against the kind of ludicrous taxation we saw discussed on Monday evening.

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  4. Good question 7:27.

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  5. Vote NO on all tax measures.

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    1. When govt is as untrustworthy as this it becomes hard to vote yes for tax increases. This November both this parks parcel tax and Measure R2 will be on the ballot. Do you really know how that money would be spent?

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    2. Our whole system in California has become built on a patronage system that's only interested in its own survival. So until that changes, it's a NO vote on all tax measures.

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    3. I have no doubt if the top 100 individual payers of CA income tax moved out of state that CA would have a gigantic fiscal crisis.

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    4. Most parcel taxes and bond measures have a sentence that says that the use of the money can be used for whatever they want. Also, see who is supporting it. It's usually the unions.

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  6. The Tax Poem
    by
    Author Unknown


    Tax his land, tax his wage,
    Tax his bed in which he lays.
    Tax his tractor, tax his mule,
    Teach him taxes is the rule.

    Tax his cow, tax his goat,
    Tax his pants, tax his coat.
    Tax his ties, tax his shirts,
    Tax his work, tax his dirt.

    Tax his chew, tax his smoke,
    Teach him taxes are no joke.
    Tax his car, tax his grass,
    Tax the roads he must pass.

    Tax his food, tax his drink,
    Tax him if he tries to think.
    Tax his sodas, tax his beers,
    If he cries, tax his tears.

    Tax his bills, tax his gas,
    Tax his notes, tax his cash.
    Tax him good and let him know
    That after taxes, he has no dough.

    If he hollers, tax him more,
    Tax him until he’s good and sore.
    Tax his coffin, tax his grave,
    Tax the sod in which he lays.

    Put these words upon his tomb,
    "Taxes drove me to my doom!"
    And when he’s gone, we won’t relax,
    We’ll still be after the inheritance tax.



    This poem is presumed to be in the public domain;
    no copyright or credit information can be found.

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  7. Wonder what year that was authored ? Iv'e seen that before.

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  8. Mod--if you pull a post that mentions a person by name it would be good to pull the comments that continue to refer to the named person. Otherwise it makes no sense and is just unnecessarily hurtful.

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    1. I think the support shown for Ms. Alcorn was heartening.

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  9. We never get to see the posts that are pulled. I understand if the use of language is vile. But M's. Alcorn usually uses her name when she posts. One can expect some kind of comment when they do that.

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    1. Pat Alcorn took a stand. If only this city had more people willing to put things on the line like she did.

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  10. I know this is a venue about local issues, but C-Span is televising the Democratic sit-in about gun control. This is censure at its worst - the House TV cameras are not allowed to broadcast this session, it is being sent by a video from Rep. Scott Peters of California. Finally something to cheer about with our politicians, who are finally doing something!

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  12. Easy 3:59 what is your damage

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