I find it curious that Mayor Garrad Marsh and his wife have poured $10,000 into the Yes on Measure X campaign coffers.
The Yes Committee is funded primarily by our local police and fire unions who have contributed about $136,300. Why are they and Marsh fighting so hard for a massive $26 million general fund tax increase? Why is our mayor taking sides in such a public way? Is this pork-barrel taxation the new normal at City Hall?
If passed, the vast majority of Measure X revenue will, in fact, not be spent on cops or firefighters. Even the current ads by the Yes folks include City Hall salaries, and therefore pensions, as a likely recipient of X funds.
Do you think it is unconscionable that our law officers and elected officials find it necessary to mislead taxpayers? They have taken oaths to protect and preserve the law.
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Why do they find it necessary to hide the truth about Measure X, which is that it legally cannot be designated for any specific governmental activity?
I leave it to the taxpayers to decide if they approve or disapprove of a tax that I consider to be a charade.