Argue with me all you want but I live in Realville. Six council members, the city manager, and our darling Mayor who nominated herself for an award, live in Fantasyland. Or should I say "Far Far Away" from reality.
They give The Temple Theatre money. They insist on running a losing business - Sanford Golf course (check the budget for how much they throw at it). They even want to build a new clubhouse at the Sanford Golf Course because more people might play golf! Good grief. They want to expand the greenway. They want to tax, tax, tax.
On the docket for Tuesday night's meeting is a vote on the Budget. And at least 5% but possibly a 7% increase in our property taxes. Councilman Taylor has asked for a separate budget session (see video in the last couple of weeks) but has been denied. Click the link for videos and minutes: http://www.sanfordnc.net/city_government/council/council.htm
This is the budget:
Take time to read it Sanford residents. You are going to get a tax increase no matter what if you do not gather other individuals and protest this. So I ask you..get on the phone and show up Tuesday night. Let's make our voices heard. Let's pack the house. And bring others who may not live in the city but are concerned about higher taxes. Regardless whatever the council does, it will affect all of us in Lee County. It may even prevent the job you are suppose to have but won't get because businesses won't come. After all, a business is in business to make money. Not pay for Cornelia Olive's, Sam Gaskins', Poly Cohen's, Rebecca Wyhof's, Jimmie Haire's, Hal Hegwer's, J Williams', or Walter McNeil's wishes.
Here are contact numbers/email addresses:
City Manager's Office:
(919) 775-8205 fax
Contact City Council members:
Sam Gaskins firstname.lastname@example.org
Poly Cohen email@example.com
Charles Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Wyhof email@example.com
Jimmy Haire firstname.lastname@example.org
Walter McNeil email@example.com
James Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
REMIND THEM THEY WORK FOR YOU!