By Art Bailly
September 30, 2010
Don't tell me my taxes haven't gone up either. The only ones that will agree with you on that one are the people that don't own property. The mill rate might not have gone up but look at your property value assortments and ask yourself how in this declining economy where property values have fallen drastically all over the United States for past several years that the property values in Ketchikan go up every year which equates to higher taxes paid every year.
I think the elected officials need some financial planning training. Just because you have checks in the check book doesn't mean you can write a check, you need to have money in the bank to make sure the check clears. If you don't have the money, don't spend it. I am available to give the city and borough mayors, counsel, and assembly members some financial training on how to live within their budget and I wont charge $85 an hour for my services. LOL
Good God, let's show some financial responsibility with the tax payer's money. Remember City Council members and Mayor, it's our money not yours that you are spending.
About: "Retired Coast Guard (21 years) Alaskan residetn since 1993 and ketchikan resident since 1999"
Received September 28, 2010 - Published September 30, 2010
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