Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Remarks from Anonymous

In my opinion, VJ vetoed Ellis' plan because it does not do for the PD what Johnsons plan does.

Johnsons plan includes a 4% across the board for PD and FD, in addition to 4% merit raises for a possible 8% and still leaves monies to incorporate more PS departments. Although Ellis' plan incorporates all sworn officers at 4%, the only people allocated in the budget to get the 4% merits are MPO's with PD. It is my understanding that the CEO would support the MINIMAL tax increase on the millage rate in order to get the PD and FD the pay incentives they need.

As a taxpaying citizen, I support an increase in order to provide the resources our county needs.

I do agree that there has been mismanagement and we need to fix that, but right now the situation is dire and with the uncertainty of our enconomy, I am certain crime will only increase.

Let's put the money where it is needed WHILE we are figuring out the other messes.

If we don't protect our comunities and our PS departments, there won't be anything left to worry about.

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