Troy's mayor Janice Daniels posted these thoughts on her FB page today:
Troy's proposed new budget includes a millage increase of $7/year on average for residential garbage pick-up.
Janice Daniels feels that she should govern and vote the way she campaigned. According to her comments during these talks, she'd rather cancel Troy's participation in our garbage program (which includes a negotiated low rate along with several other communities) and try to bargain alone. She'd rather risk residents paying MORE on their own or in a new contract than simply voting in the new refuse millage rate. In some local communities that do things this way, residents pay up to and above $200/year.
Troy residents pay about $96 now...just over $100/year with the proposed increase. But again, Janice Daniels wants you to know that she'd rather you potentially pay MORE than vote for the $7/year increase because she said she wouldn't raise your taxes.
The only problem is that you don't govern based solely on what you said while campaigning. You should govern based on what is RIGHT for the community. You govern based on big-picture thinking. You govern for ALL, not just those who voted for you.
The way Janice Daniels governs? Well...it stinks a little bit like garbage.