Tuesday, March 16, 2010
City Council meeting tonight. Hold on to your wallets
Tonight’s City Council meeting starts at 6:35 p.m to allow time for a public hearing. Nothing could contrast the differences in Council members priorities better that tonight's meeting.
In the Council meeting Commissioner of Accounts John Franck will propose hiring and purchasing freezes and a 10 percent City Council pay reduction on his own salary. And will call on the unions to do the same
In the public hearing Commissioner of Public Works Anthony “Skip” Scirocco will propose mind numbing tax increases in the cities water and sewer rates. When asked how high, the mathematically challenged Commissioner replied he wasn’t so sure as he is unable to count that high on his toes.
Scirocco said. “How the hell should I know? I can’t even count garbage bags.”*
So their you have it in a nut shell folks. One Commissioner calls for budget cuts and pay reductions and one protects the cities Unions and lobbies for tax increases. What more do I need to say?
• Legal disclaimer. Scirocco has not proposed a Toilet paper tax and I hope I haven’t given him any ideas. Everyone also knows Scirocco doesn’t count on his toes he counts on his fingers.