Tax increase - Response to e-mail to Largo Mayor and Commissioners
To: Christel Hunsicker
Subject: Tax increase
I am in receipt of your e-mail dated Sept 14, 2009.
I am making budget decisions based on what I believe is best for the long range financial stability of the city, considering the current economic situation we residents are in.
There are no "disguised" fees as they are all decided in public forum. As I stated in a public meeting, I do not live in a vacuum and have to pay all taxes and fees imposed by the city.
You state that: "A good way to reduce taxes is by cutting the budget of the Recreation & Parks Dept." Would you please review the current proposed budget and suggest to the Commission some specifics of where these cuts may be made. Looking forward to your response, I am,
- Rodney J. Woods
To: Commissioner Woods:
Thank you for your reply. (By the way, you were the only one that replied.)
It is not my job to ferret out the waste and frivolous spending. It is yours and the rest of the commission's responsibility to make prudent choices. Instead every year you raise the millage.
There are a lot of Largo's citizens that just shake their heads at the spending that goes on.
Speaking out against it, results only in a "Deer in the Headlight" looks.
Yet the commission decided to furlough police officers. So my hope is, that when a police officer calls for back-up, Parks and Recreation planted enough trees to hide behind.
- Christel Hunsicker
P.S. Many of the trees planted during a drought have died.
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