Responsibility - E-mail sent to Largo Mayor and Commissioners
Governing is not just about spending but also entails counter balancing our State and Federal Government's inappropriate practices. Look at Calif., N.Y., Mich. and about 6-7 other states that are perilously close to insolvency. Does that mean that cities like Largo should grab all the handouts available just because they will donate a portion of the expenses? So what if you burden us for the future.
Most of you need to listen to Curtis Holmes (thanks for his vote in the Dec. 1st meeting against borrowing $10 M for the community center). We elected him because of his conservative, fiscal awareness positions. We'll get to vote again the next time the rest of you run for office. In fact, I think I will make myself available to those running under the more conservative platforms. Maybe you can change to reflect our current economic situation. Quit the spend first/tax later policies.
My cars are now 5-years old and the miles are adding up daily. I'm certain equivalent vehicles will be more expensive in another 2-6 years but all my senses say going further into debt is unwise. Borrowing will just make the problem worse. Each of you commissioners should be evaluating every possible way of reducing the operating budget, cutting all non-essential projects. They can be re-instated, if still needed, when our economy recovers.
- Gerald L. Kern
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