Sunday, January 23, 2011
Kingston Mayoral Candidates - Tell us what you will push hard for !!!
We need specific proposals from our City of Kingston mayoral candidates. For the next mayor, we want to hear specific game-changing things that you are going to push and fight for. For example, we taxpayers desparately need 1) annual city-wide property assessments. Most of us are stuck at the pre-housing bubble 2006 assessments. This causes Kingston residents to pay unfair county, school taxes. 2) pay-freeze, no-step increase, 25% health contribution contracts, no manning clauses. 3) heavy volunteerism, much less union control of city. 4) Get rid of the Ulster County rule that the City of Kingston has to pay safety net welfare charges by threatening to keep all of the city sales tax from the county. Now is the time to negotiate with the county, since the 1% county sales tax add-on is up for renewal in the assembly. Unless you candidates are talking specific proposals that you want to push, it sounds like a high school student council election, ie. popularity. To my fellow taxpayers and bloggers, please post on this blog other City of Kingston initiatives that we can PUSH for together.