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Oh and the the other two plans, $750K over 12 years, is just a plain insult calling that a plan to fix it at all, but expect nothing less from the same people getting paid as the ones making the rules, do they care about taxpayers..NOPE!
Third choice, cost more money over 25 years and eliminate it, right, who says after 5-10-15 or even 20 years they just vote or again change the plan to their benefit when houses cost $750K for a 2 Bedroom 1 Ba 900sf house and taxes are at an all time high, city cofers are overflowing...etc
It is like the mafia making up the laws, who winsSep 21, 2012
The proposed savings based on contributions will not amount to even a scratch of the surface over 25 years, for example the 2% food tax brings in 10 times that in revenue per year and they still cannot balance their budgets. The idea the city needs to have a pension to retain talent, and emplyee's is many year old outdated thinking. Phoenix is not the little desert town it was 50+ years ago when this was started. Take the stance of private companies who offer no Pension, cap sick days, and offer IRA's instead. They have no problem hiring people, making huge profits as shown by the cashflow statements even this year, FIRE and lay off the bloated payrolls of the city and hire new people. Problem with the city is people get a sense of entitlement, cannot be fired and this leads to lazy innefective and poor performing machine, the city will have no problem finding educated, dependable employee's to fill the vacancies. Will this happen, NO because the City is the one making the decision, the people in charge are making decisions for their own futures and benefits, put it to the voters, DARE YOU!Sep 21, 2012
Permits? If the City has their way they will require a permit to put flowers out front, ever seen a DIY show talk about getting a permit for that Yard Crash, Bath Crash, and kitchen remodel? Nope, because to replace a Light Switch Plate or worst yet the actual switch from beige to white you NEED to get a permit (Cost probably about $40-$60) just to replace a switch, lay some pavers Needs a permit, replace a hot water heater with the identical unit, and yup get a permit. If they get their way to replace a light bulb is going to need a permit, why, well let’s see, try and cancel a permit without doing any work and ask for a refund, nope, hidden in the rules they require an administrative fee which usually equates to more than the permit cost so you get zip, zero nada back. What do you get, hmm, a stamp of not their approval, not their guarantee it was planned right, or is legal, but their statement that you will not be doing anything illegal and will not be subject to any fines for not getting the permit in the first place, ridiculous!Sep 19, 2012
VOTE Thane Eichenauer!May 8, 2011
This is not politics, this woman VETO's rather than letting the system work by voting, I guarantee she will not get any votes from me or anyone she supports for that matter!May 6, 2011
Hey Sal, BP investigated itself, they supplied all the footage too, they did such a great job right? LOL
As for the committee, they need to determine how they are going to raise taxes, and fee's in order to pay this money back, they may even need to suggest giving even more money to public safety so they have enough to pay it back because an accounting issue has caused half their budget to get miscategorized and they need more money. But seeing how Joe says no tax payer dollars will be spent they must have 50 million just sitting around so why are we worrying about budget shortfalls and raising taxes or creating them when they seem to have plenty of money to throw around that is not even taxpayer money?Apr 16, 2011
Seriously? iMesa and does everyone remember the DotCom eBusiness failures too?
Track this one, I bet it will fail, no I know it will fail and leave everyone just as confused as it began! But not after we spend $500,000 building the website and applications thru a contractor I am sure!Jan 28, 2011