Jeepers, why are all these construction associations going after Troy less than 6 months after we privatized our building department? Hmm, isn't Bob Gosselin a builder and belongs to all these groups? Hmm, doesn't this article use all the TCU talking points? Talking about making the cops rich? Gouging? Calling fees "hidden taxes"?
So what, Troy privatized to save money and now they want to take away every penny we saved?
This is terrible for Troy and it's B.S. And if the associations win, I guess Troy is one step closer to the brink.
From today's Oakland Press.
Keys to remember when reading this - 1) the fees did NOT go up and the association folks never say they did go up, 2) the associations seem to think if the city saves 20% by privatizing, that 20% is "profit" even if it continues to be a fair, low fee. What? They think they get it back as a discount? 3) Obviously they are seeing the same thing in other places, so why does the headline read Troy is "gouging"? 4) Why sue Troy? 5) Why doesn't Bob Gosselin move to some other place and destroy their city....please?