Forever Tax

Cedar Rapids, Iowa underwent an epic flood in June 2008 but nothing has been more frustrating than the lies and undermining going on within  city politics.

The mayor claims he will protect all the neighborhoods yet the city’s “Preferred Flood Plan” snuffs out more than one neighborhood!  The city wants a 20 year commitment yet they continue to seek input when they haven’t listened to the input we have already given over and over.

I know that I personally spent more than 30 hours in the Neighborhood Planning Process and I am gravely disappointed in the outcome. In other words the city had a plan and they really don’t want our input they just need to make certain they have asked.  The city’s plan doesn’t  include our homes or the input we gave them!

I am voting no May 3, 2011.  As a member of the City’s Local Option Sales Tax Oversight Committee I am disappointed.  The media makes it sound like our committee has some kind of authority but it doesn’t.  Many decisions on how to spend the money are made before they are even brought before the committee to get our opinion on whether or not it meets the ballot language.

I think we can do better! It would be cheaper to raise everyone’s houses than to build and maintain a flood wall.  The flood wall is a whole other issue I will have to blog another time!

Vote No May 3, 2011 on the LOST Extension


About Ajai Dittmar

There is nothing 'radical' about wanting to save your historical neighborhood! There is nothing 'negative' for wanting an 'outside investigation' done a public service that has had a lot of embarrassing news, especially when they don't do their jobs! There is nothing 'odd' about wanting politicians to uphold the Constitution they swear to uphold when they are sworn into office! Follow @sibzianna View all posts by Ajai Dittmar

3 responses to “Forever Tax

  • carnival cruise baltimore

    Appreciating the time and energy you put into your website and detailed information you provide. It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed material. Fantastic read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  • Kellye Roat

    Norm, you and Don are the only ones in here that truly understand the stock market, and basic economics.. I guess most of these people have not ridden out the many recessions that we have. This younger generation wants immediate fixes to everything,and has no patience to delay their desires. We were lucky our parents taught us to save,and not to extend ourselves to the breaking point. Economics used to be mandatory in high school. Thats where most of us learned that true capitalism non-regulated will cave in on itself. These kids are so much smarter than we were, but they arennt learning basic living/survival skills. Maybe thats why they are so angry? Probably its justified.

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