It seems that when we have the least money our elected officials want to spend more of what they don't have. Instead of hiring someone to do a survey, why don't they canvass their districts like they did when they were running, ask the same questions and then have a meeting and process the answers?
I am all for a sales tax increase, if it goes to what it is intended for.
We all know we need more police officers and firefighters. If you read about the wages and the so-called $100,000 Club, no one stops to think that they are hardly ever home due to all the overtime they are asked to do or how fatigued they are due to lack of sleep and still asked to go and risk their lives every day. If an officer sees a crime, he is expected to try to stop it, if he is on the clock or not. How many of you would or could do that? I know I can't.
Let's stop this nonsense about another survey and just raise the sales tax. Instead of half a percent, make it 1 percent; a $100 item would now be $101.