I thought this was going to raise $ 3.1 million a year for the library which now operates at $ 2.5 million a year. Again, the numbers never add up.If he knew how city government and millages work, Dave would understand that the 0.7 mills was desgined to raise $2.6 million per year ON AVERAGE because that's all a millage can do... it's a percentage of the current year property values and those who selected this number based it on projected property value declines.
This number was very properly chosen, but Dave doesn't know that because he doesn't pay attention to the business of the City of Troy.
Is he not listening or he simply cannot understand? Who knows....
More from Dave:
We need an additional $ 700,000 why? Because it's a little bit lower than a .9885 which was asked for a few months ago, which was a little lower than the 1.9 asked for in February 2020.Wrong. Refer to answer above, Dave, you might learn something. Plus the 1.9 mills they asked for in Feb of 2010 wasn't just for the library, as you should know. Instead of making crap up, why don't you ask the person who offered this number? But I bet you don't know who did, do you? Because you GUESS rather than LEARN. Oh yes, you'd make a great council person, indeed (that's sarcasm, by the way).
Vote no, and watch for a .5 mil increase in November.Wrong again, Davey-Lou. 0.7 is as low as they can go. That's the reason they voted to close the library in the first place. The budget fell three years in a row until it was projected to be too little money to keep a library open. But you don't know that because you have only learned Troy city information from TCU propaganda. That's a shame.
But don't worry, if the millage is defeated by you, then you'll have your much dreamed for closed library. No skin off your nose, I bet. But my kids sure like using it.
Dave goes on:
That's how it works folks. Instead of being honest with us, they have the dart board mentality. What they're working on now is finding out how low they need to go to get us all to vote yes. Horrible examples of budgeters and managers of YOUR money.I have written about this before, so you probably got this idea from me--except you didn't understand it. The idea I offered was that we library lovers have heard what you anti-tax extremists have demanded. Howrylak said Prop 1 was no good because it was independent and too high. We who loved the library dug deep and accepted the idea of the library limping along at current level. Yes, as negotiators they said, "OK, Little Martin, we'll do it your way." Yet the boy king still says no.
Dave Lambert said the millage should be for a shorter term and a lower rate. And when he heard the election would be for 0.7 mills for five years, he acted like an HONEST broker and supported the millage.
So, grow up, Dave. You don't want higher taxes, period, even though we have the lowest tax millage rate around. This has nothing to do with a library.
You, Dave Henderson, are a one-issue political hack who will destroy my kids' hometown.
Vote YES on the library millage.
Vote NO for anti-tax extremists.