Monday, March 17, 2008

The Point Being Missed Is........

“the Police Chief did not present a plan to fund across the board pay raises for sworn police officers!”

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

According to Kathie Gannon..,


"In the seven weeks that your Board of Commissioners held weekly budget review meetings, the CEO/Police Chief/Commissioner Johnson did not present a plan to fund across the board pay raises for sworn police offices or for a tax increase. A “plan” was talked about at the 2/26 public meeting but not presented for a vote. It was presented at the 3/11 meeting following a “get out the community” campaign. The main difference from the adopted budget was an additional 4% pay increase for some sworn officers and an increase to YOUR taxes."

THE TRUTH IS VJ WAS LOOKING TO COMMISSIONERS TO CUT THE BUDGET IN ORDER TO BALANCE IT, WHICH HE HAS TO DO BY LAW. THE COMMISSIONERS MADE CUTS AND THAT IS WHEN JOHNSON'S PLAN WAS FIRST INTRODUCED. IT INCLUDED A TAX INCREASE BUT AVOIDED BUDGET CUTS AND GOT MORE FOR FD AND PD.

THE CHIEF DID NOT NEED TO SUBMIT A "PLAN" AS HE HAD ALREADY DONE SO WITH THE ICP. HE HAS ALREADY ASKED FOR 8% INCREASES.

THE FACT IS, IT WAS GANNON, BOYER,ELLIS & RADER WHO VOTED FORE THE LIMITED INCREASE. THEIR INTENT IS TO PROTECT CITIZENS FROM A TAX INCREASE WHILE THE ECONOMY IS BAD. NEVERMIND THAT YOU ALL SUFFER THROUGH THE SAME ECONOMY.

SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS-WAS NOT MEANT AS SCREAMING.

PatsQB said...

It is not his job to decide where the money comes from that belongs to the CEO and the Comissioners. He doesn't conrtol the monies they do.