4B for May election?

Since: Feb 11

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#283 Mar 3, 2011
Deer Park wrote:
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Has the mayor made a decision on who will be in position 1?
Congrats Mrs. Garrison!
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/deer_park/news...

Since: Feb 11

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#284 Mar 3, 2011
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Should have attached this to my last post.
my opinion

Pasadena, TX

#286 Mar 3, 2011
P_O_P wrote:
<quoted text>LOL. I'm saying OMG and I buy regular. It cost me $68.85 last time I got gas. There ain't nothing funny about the prices of gas. I'm afraid this is only the beginning. Maybe it's time for a horse.
It is time for Americans to take conversation seriously.

Since: Feb 11

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#287 Mar 4, 2011
my opinion wrote:
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It is time for Americans to take conversation seriously.
You must have found humor in my post? I did after rereading it. lol
pop

Houston, TX

#288 Mar 7, 2011
carnac

Pasadena, TX

#289 Mar 7, 2011
No Baseball Field mentioned. I wonder why or should I not ask?

Since: Feb 11

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#290 Mar 7, 2011
carnac wrote:
No Baseball Field mentioned. I wonder why or should I not ask?
Who knows.

“Candor for the few”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#291 Mar 7, 2011
carnac wrote:
No Baseball Field mentioned. I wonder why or should I not ask?
It's quite simple. They are using the Emergency Services as their guise to raise taxes.

Once they can proclaim that the "new fund" is "also decreasing the burden of the general budget" and are able to further cut the funding under the General Budget for these Emergency Services, then they can proclaim a surplus of revenues. Once they have a revenue surplus, it will open the door for them to increase the parks and recreation services and build a new ball field and they won't even need the voter's permission. Voila!

I told you it's just a bunch of SMOKE AND MIRRORS.

“Candor for the few”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#292 Mar 7, 2011
One might note that they increased the 2009-2010 budget for Emergency Services over the 08-09 expenditures by 453K.

Yet, they spent an estimated -128K of the 09-10 budget.

For 2010-2011, they budgeted 456K less than budgeted for 09-10 (and well below 08-09 levels). Now, they proclaim that they need to raise the sales tax to have money to support the needs of these departments.

So, why didn't they budget less for the golf course and other recreational funds and put that money into the Emergency Services?

Now, you might also note that they are indicating that they expect to bring in less revenues from the golf course and restaurant 2010-2011. Yet, they are going to spend more on the golf course, so we can expect even higher losses in these line items (on top of the average losses, since it was built).

Raising sales taxes will put an even larger burden on the elderly, poor and other fixed income individuals. This will be exacerbated by the increase in prices that everyone is now experiencing and it's not about to change anytime soon.

It might be noted that DP reported an increase in sales tax revenues for the month of February. I would contend that this is due to a couple of reasons...
1.) prices are increasing, thereby increasing the amount of sales tax revenue.
2.) more people are shopping at Walmart, although it's cheaper than other places, prices are still increasing and both combined factors are adding to the sales tax revenues.

While most others are tightening their belts, the city is still trying to dine on caviar and wine and only looking for ways to get the taxpayer to pay for their lavish diet.

“Candor for the few”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#293 Mar 7, 2011
Wonder where all of this is really heading?

This says it all:
http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoo... #

Open your eyes. Educate yourself.

“I don't believe in mathematics”

Since: Aug 08

Cresson, TX

#294 Mar 8, 2011
DPTX wrote:
Wonder where all of this is really heading?
This says it all:
http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoo... #
Open your eyes. Educate yourself.
No, there's even more to be said.
http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoo...

Since: Feb 11

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#295 Mar 15, 2011
Deer Park sales tax takings up more than 30 percent over March 2010
by Andrew Benedict-Nelson, published March 9, 2011 3:54 pm


Sales tax revenues for Deer Park have improved over the previous year for the fourth month in a row, according to state data.

This month, the city's sales tax revenue was $371,628.83, while the March 2010 total was just $273,191.18. That's an increase of 36.03 percent, much greater than the 5.71 percent increase between the February 2010 total ($382,046.44) and the February 2011 amount ($403,872.19).

Both months' totals were lower than February 2009 and March 2009, though the January 2011 revenue was higher than that of January 2009.

Deer Park residents pay a 7.25 percent sales tax overall. One penny on every dollar goes to the city.

“Candor for the few”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#296 Mar 15, 2011
WOW! Just think of all the money the city could collect, if they added ANOTHER penny to the sales tax, to squander on more pet projects.

Since: Feb 11

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#297 Mar 15, 2011
DPTX wrote:
WOW! Just think of all the money the city could collect, if they added ANOTHER penny to the sales tax, to squander on more pet projects.
I'd rather not think about such things.
Bill

Tomball, TX

#298 Mar 16, 2011
Wednesday, March 16 2011 2:34 pm Bobby Vasquez
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Three persons have filed for election for the vacant City Council Position 1 in the May 14 election. Position 1 is held by Sherry Garrison, who was appointed earlier this month to fulfill the unexpired term of her late husband Charles.
Candidates filing for the vacant seat are Jerry Mouton, Andrea Pressley and Mitch Contreras.

Incumbent City Councilman Chris Richey, Position 3, has filed for re-election and will face opposition from Shelly Stokes.

Mayor Wayne Riddle and Council member Thane Harrison, Position 2, will both run unopposed, thus retaining their seats.

All city council seats and the mayor's seat are two-year terms.

Keith Sinor, Brad Hance and Ruede Wheeler will all run opposed for seats on the San Jacinto College Board of Regents.

Wheeler is the incumbent for Position 2. Hance will assume Position 1, held by Ben Meador who did not seek re-election. Both of these seats are six-year terms. Sinor will take over Position 7, a four-year unexpired term vacated by longtime board member Wayne Slovacek. Slovacek retired from the SJC Board of Trustees.

Also on the May 14 ballot, Deer Park voters will have their say on three sales tax propositions.

In February, City Council City unanimously approved to place the Type B .5 percent sales tax on the ballot in this spring's general election. Also on the ballot will be the creation of a fire and emergency and a police district that will be funded by two separate .25 percent sales tax increases.

“Candor for the few”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#300 Mar 16, 2011
WAY TO GO Shelly!

Bill, why aren't you running for mayor?

“Perplexed”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#301 Mar 16, 2011
DPTX wrote:
WAY TO GO Shelly!
Bill, why aren't you running for mayor?
I wish Mr. Vasquez would have spelled my first name correctly. It's Shelley. Thanks dptx. We shall see.
Boo Hoo

Pasadena, TX

#302 Mar 16, 2011
Stokes has my vote!
Bill wrote:
Wednesday, March 16 2011 2:34 pm Bobby Vasquez
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Three persons have filed for election for the vacant City Council Position 1 in the May 14 election. Position 1 is held by Sherry Garrison, who was appointed earlier this month to fulfill the unexpired term of her late husband Charles.
Candidates filing for the vacant seat are Jerry Mouton, Andrea Pressley and Mitch Contreras.
Incumbent City Councilman Chris Richey, Position 3, has filed for re-election and will face opposition from Shelly Stokes.
Mayor Wayne Riddle and Council member Thane Harrison, Position 2, will both run unopposed, thus retaining their seats.
All city council seats and the mayor's seat are two-year terms.
Keith Sinor, Brad Hance and Ruede Wheeler will all run opposed for seats on the San Jacinto College Board of Regents.
Wheeler is the incumbent for Position 2. Hance will assume Position 1, held by Ben Meador who did not seek re-election. Both of these seats are six-year terms. Sinor will take over Position 7, a four-year unexpired term vacated by longtime board member Wayne Slovacek. Slovacek retired from the SJC Board of Trustees.
Also on the May 14 ballot, Deer Park voters will have their say on three sales tax propositions.
In February, City Council City unanimously approved to place the Type B .5 percent sales tax on the ballot in this spring's general election. Also on the ballot will be the creation of a fire and emergency and a police district that will be funded by two separate .25 percent sales tax increases.

“Perplexed”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#303 Mar 16, 2011
sdjs wrote:
<quoted text>I wish Mr. Vasquez would have spelled my first name correctly. It's Shelley. Thanks dptx. We shall see.
He corrected it. Thanks Mr. Vasquez for your quick response!

“Perplexed”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#304 Mar 16, 2011
Why thank you, BH! Hope we can meet soon!! Every vote counts ;) I hope you will consider supporting Andrea as well.

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