First you stir the people up by saying you are going to take away a city service we all know we couldn't do without. Everyone gets upset and shows their opposition and the council backs down, but only after saying they will have to raise taxes to keep the service.
Now everybody is happy, even though they just got the shaft and didn't even get to vote on a raise in taxes. You can apply this same scenario on any service for which the city wants to increase prices. The city said it didn't have enough money but they have enough to hire a new director?
Give yourselves a hand, City Council.
GARY L. STROUD