I'm hearing rumblings that the end goal of the TCU "budget plan" is to dump Troy's Police Department and contract with the Oakland County Sheriff to take care of our security/safety needs.
If you're going to starve one of the country's best library's to death, why not take the safest city in the state of our size and outsource our protection to an over-burdened sheriff's department?
Here's the argument that keeps appearing in The Oakland Press's comments
"Perhaps, a contract with the Sheriff for police services would save enough to fund the library."and
"The biggest item in the Troy budget is the police. Pontiac appears to be saving money by contracting with the Sheriff. This avenue ought to be seriously explored by Troy. It seems that only small percentage savings in the police or city manager budgets would provide adequate funding for the library."Such an interesting plan -- take what is best about Troy and destroy it -- hurt our property values, demean employees, make us the laughing stock of Oakland County and fail to protect and educate our children.
Why do we need to have the lowest tax rate in Oakland County, people?
Why do we follow the very people who wish to destroy everything about Troy that made it great????
Couldn't these folks just move to Hazel Park or Alabama and leave us alone?