Thursday, March 22, 2012
Charlotte City Manager Says of the 9 Percent Tax Hike "Let Them Eat Cake"
Charlotte City Manager says Charlotte doesn’t have enough capacity to borrow money this year or in the future. Walton went on to tell council members the city has only $5 million in borrowing capacity, which he said “wouldn’t build a police station.”
The City Manager then went on to outline 900 million dollars in pet projects including a half a dozen new police stations for $57 million and $64 million on a new “joint communications center” to handle all 911 and 311 calls.
Cedar's Take: So in order to build things like the trolley line to nowhere, and $121 million in Rodney Monroe's special project, Walton tells Charlotte City Council he wants to raise taxes on the peasants, and when told the peasants are taxed enough Walton might as well of said "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" (Let them eat cake).
Charlotte has functioned without a precinct system for 100 years. There are reason both pro and con this should change, but building fancy police stations rather than giving our Officers a raise should make us all call for his head.