Well, see from the Council's agenda that they're having a public meeting on Mayor ChoiLankey's $120.9 million Muni Budget for 2014. This budget comes with a tax rate ( per 100) of 1.208, up 9.2 Cents or 8.3% over last year's 1.116. A budget that only Mayor ChoiLankey and his 'Fresh Start Tour' entourage could actually look at and not laugh.
But hey, if you're planning to go to the meeting and wish to offer your opinion on the budget, just two bits of advice. First, before you speak - hand the clerk a Snickers bar and second, when you begin to speak - talk fast and don't look up. That 6 minutes goes by awful fast if you offer a differing opinion - so why look at the scowls.
Anyhoo, it's You they've Blindsided in Mayor ChoiLankey's 'DemBadLands' and it's Your money they're looking to take - so you should go and not just let them have it.
Sorry, forgot something else from the agenda. Looks like they're gonna bond for some $20 million for capital & sewer improvements. You might want to pay attention to that bit of Bond-a-Palooza! Finally, that 15 year 1-Cent Edison Open Space tax expired in 2013 and won't be on your tax bill this year. If anyone on the Council or their surrogates has any ideas about doing it again - just say no thanks. Their record on spending all that money on that piece of work hasn't exactly been stellar - ask Russomanno about it, he'll tell you.