Eureka Makes Case For Utility Tax
As expected, the Eureka City Council and its subordinate agencies are raising the hue and cry over the potential consequences of the city's Utility Tax not being extended this November.
I suppose it makes sense to make contingency plans for such a thing happening. I can't help wonder just how bad off the city would be if the voters don't approve the extension of the tax. The county didn't collapse after that last sales tax increase proposal, Measure L, was shot down and we heard pretty much the same arguments.
I'll have to admit to a knee jerk reaction in the negative when I see the old stand- by politicians and special interests use when they want something: Say it's either for the children or it will hurt the children. Still, I'll have to admit to being somewhat surprised to see this quote from Eureka's Assistant Operations Mangager:
But what made Assistant City Manager-Operations Mike Knight most “uncomfortable,” he noted, were the eliminations within the recreation division, especially as the programs that would be hardest hit are those for children and teens.
I'd almost expect it, but still a bit surprised. Shameless. Always have to bring the kids into it, don't we?