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Should the LE/ED Tax be put on the November Ballot?

Yes, as the combined tax 1/4 cent to ED, 1/4 cent to LE as proposed, as long as current LE monies are not cut.
2 (8.7%)
No, do not put it on the ballot.
5 (21.7%)
Yes, ONLY if LE and ED taxes are separate issues with at least 1/2 cent going ot LE and as long as current LE monies are not cut.
13 (56.5%)
Yes as a combined LE/ED tax with at least 1/2 cent going to LE and as long as current LE monies are not cut.
0 (0%)
No - wait to put this on the Ballot until after the November election when new commissioners are voted in.
3 (13%)

Total Members Voted: 23

Voting closed: August 28, 2008, 03:09:25 AM

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Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« on: August 18, 2008, 03:09:25 AM »

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From Re: Separate Ballot Issue Petition
"I would be the person to make the motion as neither one of the other two will.
 Since the presiding doesn't want to go with the 1/2 cent I don't think putting anything else on the ballot will pass.
 Some would be against it because it's a tax and others would be against it because it's not enough for LE.
 I'm a firm believer that you don't put a tax on the citizens unless they have the chance to vote on it,
 Should we just pass up this election and see who gets elected in November to the commission?"   This is a quote from Bill Farnham.  What is your opinion?
 

Ok PCW users - what do you think?  Please weigh in here.
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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 03:14:30 AM »
And I can't stress enough that the current money shouldn't be cut. It should increase as the counties budget increases.

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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 03:39:02 AM »
    Yes, as the county grows, crime will grow, revenues will grow, and LE must grow as well!
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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008, 04:32:02 AM »
I am afraid that I don't know enough about the candidates for the commision and their opinions on the LE tax.

Can anyone provide the info so, I and others can form an informed opinion.

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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2008, 01:26:08 PM »
Mr. Farnham should make that motion at every meeting.  Make the others reject it.

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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2008, 06:52:57 PM »
I would have voted for a LE tax. Now they are trying to add onto it with the ED or whatever. I am about to consider this dead.  NO Vote for sure!
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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008, 01:51:44 PM »
Law can you pass on any information to the folks about your commissioner meeting Monday since I heard there was zero media coverage there???

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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2008, 03:00:16 PM »
I would have posted my info earlier but the board was down. 

The LE Tax and the ED Tax will be two separate issues when they are put on the ballot.  Comm. Farnham wants to wait until after whoever the elected Commissioners are who take office in January.  His reason for doing this is because he feels 1/8 of a cent tax is not going to make enough of a difference.  Hopefully, he will be re-elected and who ever is elected for the Western District will also be in favor of a 1/2 cent LE Tax. 

Two other community members were also at the meeting and shared my time on the agenda.  There was a lot said by all of us and all of the Commissioners listened and discussed what we had to say. 

The bad news is that we can look for major cuts for all departments when the new budget is prepared for next year.  These cuts will probably cause the loss of two positions in the PCSD. 

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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2008, 10:27:58 PM »
I would have posted my info earlier but the board was down. 

The LE Tax and the ED Tax will be two separate issues when they are put on the ballot.  Comm. Farnham wants to wait until after whoever the elected Commissioners are who take office in January.  His reason for doing this is because he feels 1/8 of a cent tax is not going to make enough of a difference.  Hopefully, he will be re-elected and who ever is elected for the Western District will also be in favor of a 1/2 cent LE Tax. 

Two other community members were also at the meeting and shared my time on the agenda.  There was a lot said by all of us and all of the Commissioners listened and discussed what we had to say. 

The bad news is that we can look for major cuts for all departments when the new budget is prepared for next year.  These cuts will probably cause the loss of two positions in the PCSD. 


     Dear Law101, Thank You for  the news that I will lose two positions next year. Somehow the "official" word has not yet made it to my office. I feel that this news is the final vindication of my efforts.

     Since the middle of 2005 I have called for more resources for the county in general and a LE tax in particular. I was told I was stupid, did not understand the situation and a host of other ways to let me know I was off the mark. I no longer feel "off the mark". In fact right now I feel pretty smart.
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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2008, 10:32:03 PM »
NIce when you have to hear about your department budget cuts on a message board, huh JB? What a way to live....
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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2008, 12:01:01 AM »
The June 20 Daily Guide report of the 6/19 PCC meeting indicated a possible budget shortfall of $115,000 this year.  "Four-day work weeks for R&B, across the board cuts in other department and additional way to cut cost were all on the table"

So this isn't new news and unless there is windfall it will carry over to next year.   Watch the news the economy is in trouble people are not spending, new construction is down,  etc.   So this should not be anything you have not heard about before.

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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2008, 01:28:05 PM »
It seems our "masters", thornsberry and ransdall have decided to not allow it on the ballot in November.  Guess they don't feel the voters are qualifed to make such important decisions.  I know the next important decision I will be making regarding them is that ransdall will be out the door.

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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2008, 01:29:24 PM »
The June 20 Daily Guide report of the 6/19 PCC meeting indicated a possible budget shortfall of $115,000 this year.  "Four-day work weeks for R&B, across the board cuts in other department and additional way to cut cost were all on the table"

So this isn't new news and unless there is windfall it will carry over to next year.   Watch the news the economy is in trouble people are not spending, new construction is down,  etc.   So this should not be anything you have not heard about before.

I bet it will be 4 10 hour work days though.  that shortfall could be made up by combining the salaries of the commission and placing it where something could be done that is actually productive for the county.

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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2008, 01:19:05 AM »
As of 8-26-08 this topic is history for 8 months.
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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2008, 03:47:03 AM »
The option I want isn't on there.

I would like to see the 1/2 cent sales tax for LE and then have some of the already designated funds for LE be freed up for other county use.
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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2008, 12:38:32 PM »
I mentioned on a different thread that the economic development initiative could be totally funded, via other mechanisms WITHOUT soliciting another sales tax from us. The law enforcement tax proposal should be and must be untainted or watered down for it to be a success. The solution to both initiatives are very simple to achieve for the betterment of this County. One would take a concerted effort to get voted in (if placed on the ballot) the other for economic growth would require mere cooperation with ALL county entities effected. Keeping the county commission out of the EC funding mix and letting the cities handle this initiative utilizing its strengths collectively will without a doubt generate interest in the industrial type growth that is needed for jobs, security and independence from Ft. Wood. But, law enforcement needs funding to help protect this initiative and investments.

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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2009, 02:15:34 PM »
Oh...G...D....

Things never change. Same old discussions in Pulaski County...
Put it on the ballot for God sakes!!!
Heck!?! Thats how people are supposed to express their opinion!!!

BTW I'm for it. Need more deputies!!!

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Re: Law Enforcement/Economic Development Tax on Nov Ballot?
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2009, 02:20:57 PM »
Judging from the poll above...The tax would pass...Thats about how many voters actually VOTE in general elections...Passes by a landslide too!!!
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