I’m satisfied that authorities is essentially the most important drawback all of us face — an excessive amount of authorities. Some authorities is important, and with out it there’s chaos; an excessive amount of authorities means lack of freedom and imposition of guidelines, legal guidelines, and different mandates that make us subservient to regulate as an alternative of us dictating to these we choose what is required. That is true even on the lowest ranges of construction — metropolis and college boards — as much as the nationwide stage.
With metropolis elections upcoming, who do you have to vote for and what’s your stance on renewal of the tax imposed by Proposition A? I recommend that our metropolis has gone too far left towards the progressive agenda. Whereas I’ve no “rat” within the race within the First Ward, there are others to discern their true foundations — particularly concerning fiscal and particular person obligations. Second Ward Councilman David Kemna, a banker, has clearly indicated to me his expansive, spending tendencies; First Ward Councilman Hank Vogt has but to impress me towards his positions both method. Years in the past, Dick Groner and Charles Jackson, and some others had sound foundations towards fiscal duty with an emphasis on requirements somewhat than rising the federal government. They have been most at all times within the minority.
Now, indecision, in order to not offend, takes “entrance seat” on some points — Miller Avenue Park-cemetery enlargement having council approval is just one instance. Town is contemplating a future tax concern on a “fenced” tax towards public security and legislation enforcement — undoubtedly a particularly excessive precedence, however the tax construction now lets the Parks Division run amuck losing our taxes on pointless spending. How about reviewing insurance policies which will higher account for viable spending. A case-in-point I introduced up final 12 months was a coverage whereby a metropolis automobile was taken to residence in Osage County as a result of the Animal Management officer was “on name.” May that automobile be parked on the east-end hearth station as an alternative?
Numerous instances, town has employed consultants or delayed selections to check the problems. Staffs are principally performing as brokers to cross work to others as an alternative of doing the work themselves; they simply add authorities overhead with out tax advantages. The county could also be a bit higher at spending, however their tendency is left and progressive. A few of their joint tasks with town bear extra scrutiny. Till I see actual adjustments in the direction of fiscal duty, I’ll vote no tax will increase.