Thursday, February 4, 2010


I am asking for suggestions and help with the following project. It is related to several important city issues, such as the Kingston Paid Firefighters lawsuit against the city over the City's right not to fill 3 firefighter vacancy, new pension options for future city union contracts, the partial re-assessment of City properties, the City Equalization rate and how it makes our school taxes go up, the County-City SAFETYNET welfare debate, city funding for Kingston Public Access TV, and others.  We want the Common Council aldermen to be more opinionated and proactive and open with the city residents. I would like to use my ULSTERTAX.BLOGSPOT.COM where the alderman's positions on issues could be polled on a regular basis?  For example, can we collaborate to email the aldermen periodically and post the results of the poll including any non-responses.

Most of us city residents have to work 30, 40, 50 hours per week and cannot afford to attend council meetings. The Freeman articles are good but in no way poll all of the alderman on issues, especially before the voting occurs.  If you have any comments or ideas, please post them here.  Thanks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Imagine if the Mayor gave up his taxpayer provided jeep to save the school crossing guards - what a powerful message of shared sacrifice to send the unions he'll be negotiating with. This would make Fox News and be good for Kingston.