Not to worry though we have a champion of EVERY tax on the market today, and no doubt ones that haven't even been thought of yet!
You wonder how we are out of balance do you? Well let's examine the day's when those on the Dias were waving papers and telling us that we must back our employees who were busy putting in for, and writing government grant's.
Well the majority of the BOA went along with it and now we find ourselves owing the 20% of the "free money" they touted as being the be all and end all for Crestwood!
So far were on the hook for at least two ill advised ideas that together with other poor planning on the part of a C/E, C/A from the past now leaves us with a deficit of over $700K!
Government grant's were not free then and they are not free now, but yet we went for a bridge to nowhere and a road resurfacing (Spellman Ave) that could have waited, period! Those two alone are near 2 million and counting, and yet, they were free!
The deficit is not the fault of the plaza (were it running it would have helped us) but rather the fault of "tax and spend" progressive people who wormed their way on to the Dias, and have cost us dearly ever since!
Now if you haven't yet read the Call story where a former Alderman speaks to the BOA reference the animal control group, you really need to!
This is the best illustration I can possibly give anyone as to why you really need to leave the emotions at home. Here we see a former Alderman making a plea to keep the animal adoption club (at our expense,)by relating a story and telling the Board that life itself is in grave danger without animal control!
Now I ask you, since only one other Muni besides Crestwood (out of 87 in St. Louis County,)has animal control, where are the stories of wholesale slaughter of out citizens, young and old?
We all know that the news media believes in the motto of "if it bleeds. it leads when it comes to TV and radio news, and yet, nothing! Why? Well it is not happening as some would have us believe!
Unless YOU can spot an animal from a distance, and without benefit of lab test's tell if it has distemper forget the stories. and stick to the cold hard fact that we can't afford a duplicate program!
But then again, that would not serve the agenda now would it.