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Some of you forget that workers comp in MO only pays two-thirds of his salary vs his full salary. If he is the only income coming in then I could definitely understand why he would need financial assistance.
We still need to get rid of Marc Ellinger!
It is quite suspect as of the timing on this. Would not be surprised if this started at the top, the mayor and most council members were very up front and vested with Transformation and the Chamber. I don't think the chamber want's this sales tax passed and the voters are going to fall for it. I still believe in the core of the issue for Prop2 that the fire dept. is in need of repair and funding. I still voted yes.
That really makes no sense.
Geekydee, because the budget that everyone is talking about is personnel cost there is no money for them to take out of the FD budget, they are working with $300,000.00 for operations, they don't have any money to take out to do TRANSFORMATION Projects. Believe me know one is against TRANSFORMATION more than I am. The chamber is scared to death that this thing will pass, because if it does, that drives a stake threw the heart of TRANSFORMATION II. I urge all of you that if you don't want TRANSFORMATION II vote yes on Prop2. And then let's work together with getting a council and mayor to be held accountable, because at the end of the day that is the only we can make change for community. Government especially local level has a duty to protect it citizens from harm, police and fire protection come to mind. For us to say they must live with in their means is a simplistic approach and one that takes very little effort on our part to get involved and understand the problem!
Everyone is trying to tie this prop2 with transformation, if you want to kill transformation and the chamber once and for all vote yes on prop2 send a message that we value essential services such as public safety. You don't trust the city council vote'em out, but let's not take our anger out on the fireman who we all know, are trying to do right buy us all.
I believe that the folks on this blog that says they are voting no probably live outside the city. Property taxes is a tax on savings and I think for the most of us, our homes are still an investment for most of us. I will be money ahead, I will vote YES ON PROP 2.
The funds as stated by the council at the time said it had to go towards public safety. I think they used the funds to purchase the land at cherry creek for the new relocation of Fire station 3.
Prop2 is referendum to eliminate a dedicated property tax. Here is the actual ballot language.
Shall the City of Jefferson reduce the property tax levied for the Fireman's Pension, currently $0.0961 (approximately 17% of the City's total property tax) to $0.00 and in lieu there of impose a sales tax of one fourth (1/4) of one percent for the purposes of providing revenues and improvements for the operation of the Jefferson City Fire Department, for the period of
January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2027? So rodinman you are simply mistaken they can only reinstate the property tax after December 31, 2027. And this tax does not take effect until January of next year, but you receive the property tax deduction this year. Everyone talks about this issue is about the Fire Dept. it's not about them it's about me and my family. I think my family is worth the 1/4 of 1 penny to keep them safe! Can't Waite!
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