Just saw Mayor Tom '8.3%' ChoiLankey defend his 2014 Muni Budget in the piece in the SL here. A budget that takes the Muni Tax Rate up to 1.208, 9.2 Cents or 8.3% over last year, which adds $6.8 million to the Local Tax Levy.
Well, with all due respect to Mayor Lankey, he's interpreting facts for his own conclusion. No doubt an 8.3% Tax Ambush is unnecessary and why he's having difficulty supporting it with his disingenuous rhetoric. Throw in another $20 million in debt and you can see this is just a Tax & Spend Dem oligarchy gone wild at Your expense.
It's not a revenue problem, it's a Local Dem Party Rule problem just looking to restock the town's coffers.
I like Lankey but his attempted justification for this budget is even weaker than the numbers he has in it.
Here's the real Good, Bad & Ugly in the 'DemBadLands' of Mayor ChoiLankey!
Anyhoo, we get the type of credible & open governance we deserve here in Downtown Edison.