When reading APRC’s pleas for more of your tax money at the expense of essential services like the Police and Fire Departments and the streets fund, keep these points in mind.
APRC conveniently doesn’t tell you that they transferred $435,000 from their capital improvements fund into their operating fund last fiscal year, and lesser amounts every year since 2015. They are doing this while they claim that they are unable to do so.
APRC conveniently doesn’t mention that this measure will enshrine the food and beverage tax for SEVENTEEN MORE YEARS.
APRC conveniently doesn’t tell you that they will get their operating expenses from a combination of FBT and property taxes in any case, as they always have. The only reason they want this is to amass a war chest for their $16 million capital improvements wish list.
APRC conveniently doesn’t tell you that the money they are taking from the streets fund will have to be made up by YOU, the taxpayers.
They want this money so that they will have the full 98% to do whatever they want with it. That would include any special interest projects that THREE parks commissioners and FOUR city councilors approve BY THEMSELVES.
This is a trojan horse.
They are using this dishonest, backdoor approach to get funds for MORE capital improvements–whatever they want– WITHOUT the approval of the voters, while pretending it is for operating expenses.
Don’t Be Fooled!
It’s your money, your choice, your vote.