Sinnott raising fees AGAIN!

Sinnott raising fees AGAIN!

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Backdoor tax

Erie, PA

#1 Nov 20, 2013
Only weeks after the man with no plan gets a pass from a brain dead, apathetic electorate, Sinnott is raising garbage and sewer fees yet again.

Will Council stand up and say no more? Jones, Witherspoon, and Winarski are Sinnott boys. I bet Kaz rolls over too.

What will John Horan Kunkhole do?
You asked for it

Erie, PA

#2 Nov 20, 2013
Backdoor tax wrote:
Only weeks after the man with no plan gets a pass from a brain dead, apathetic electorate, Sinnott is raising garbage and sewer fees yet again.
Will Council stand up and say no more? Jones, Witherspoon, and Winarski are Sinnott boys. I bet Kaz rolls over too.
What will John Horan Kunkhole do?
How about a rolling, frigging, steamroller of a tax on fuel that the GOP gov and legislature is about to extract from you? Why tax the frackers when you can tax every person that buys fuel? The lower you are on the food chain in this " commonwealth", the higher percentage of your income that will be effected by this tax. Live in a rural area? Fuel costs a big part of your budget? You voted for this guy and this legislature. WTF were you thinking?
Mr Orange

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Nov 21, 2013
Quit crying. Welfare prob pays your bills
erie is a cesspool

United States

#4 Nov 21, 2013
What a joke. )ou cannot pull money from these enterprise funds. If it looks like a tax, smells like a tx and hurts my wallet like a tax its a tax. Be a man Mr. Mayor and raise seal estate taxes not this crap of increased fees.
Just Sayin

Coraopolis, PA

#5 Nov 21, 2013
Where do you think his raise for 2014 is coming from?? Just sayin...
tyred

Erie, PA

#6 Nov 21, 2013
IMHO, Joe Sinnott is a con artist, nothing more, nothing less.

What Mayor Joe passes off as inconsequential fee increases are actually substantial increases :

A median single family home in Erie pays about $1000 in the City portion of Property Taxes.

Mayor Joe's $7 per quarter and $9 per quarter increases in fees add up to $64 per year.

That 64 dollar increase is a 6.4% tax increase which is SUBSTANTIAL....

Worse, if you are living in a smaller house, this tax increase is more than 6.4%....

Mayor Joe hasn't gone for more than 2 years w/o raising fees and taxes. And the Erie Times News and TV stations give him a free ride.

And, yes, Mayor Joe WILL get his 44% raise early next year....(It's already law...)
Serpico Persico

Harrisburg, PA

#8 Nov 21, 2013
Those fees are nothing but backdoor tax increases. He actually did raise taxes--just in the form of increased fees. Very common thing pols do these days and then pat themselves on the back for not having a tax increase.
Rachael MadDick

Union City, PA

#9 Nov 21, 2013
You asked for it wrote:
<quoted text> How about a rolling, frigging, steamroller of a tax on fuel that the GOP gov and legislature is about to extract from you? Why tax the frackers when you can tax every person that buys fuel? The lower you are on the food chain in this " commonwealth", the higher percentage of your income that will be effected by this tax. Live in a rural area? Fuel costs a big part of your budget? You voted for this guy and this legislature. WTF were you thinking?
You are partially correct. How many democraps are in on the gig. Never mind that your thieving democrap mayor is taking cash directly out of our pockets again.
gen8

North East, PA

#10 Nov 24, 2013
garbage should be per bag.

Maybe more people would recycle.

Why ding a single person?
jonwhaley2013

Erie, PA

#11 Nov 26, 2013
The increased fees add up to over $3 MILLION dollars. Trying to avoid looking like a tax increase? PLEASE.

Salaries and benefits keep rising and taxes/fees too.

Why not streamline city government like the county did (cut 10 jobs in 2014 budget) or school district - they closed 3 schools and cut 200+ jobs in past 2 years trying to keep expenses down.

And the mayor will make $95,000 a year to ruin, I mean run, the city like this for 4 more years?
God

Guys Mills, PA

#12 Nov 26, 2013
Nasty

Canton, OH

#13 Nov 26, 2013
It's Erie. Who cares anymore ?
Broke

Franklin, PA

#14 Dec 19, 2013
Here we go again. The mayor gets a raise of 30k and the rest of the city gets screwed. Thank you so much for raising water and sewer. I am going to buy a tent and find a place to put it because I will no longer be able to make ends meet. I am retired, on fixed income, not able to work due to health problems. Have to pay more for insurance, food, rent, and now water and sewer. I hope the good ol mayor and his posse and nice and cozy this winter. At least some body is making a good income. I really do think that an increase of 30k a year is a little over the top. What's next?
Nasty

Canton, OH

#15 Dec 19, 2013
I love it when numb skulled Erie residents point out tax increases in areas outside the city limits. They do so with such gleeful revenge to their tone. "Just wait till they build a new high school in Millcreek " they eagerly remind us all. " You'll see your taxes go up then ! "
Apparently they don't know the meaning of the word "irony".

Taxes always go up for everyone either eventually or immediately. The city's latest increase in gargbage and sewer fees is just another prime example of Erie residents having to bend over and take it again. Or as I've pointed out so many times, they simply tighten their belts one more notch and tolerate their fate.

You're losing your best and brightest hopefuls Erie. Young people want less and less of your stagnation and troubles. You grow older, poorer, and dumber by the day. Amazingly you'll continue your behaviors as always guaranteeing an endless supply of comedy capers.
anonymous

Spring, TX

#16 Dec 19, 2013
What ever happenned to that 'Erie Turnaround Plan' that was never implemented 5 years ago? I am a qualified turnaround management expert for private equity investment portfolios, workout groups for banks and corporations. What experience does (a lawyer) acting as a Mayor know about turning around a city? What are his qualifications?
dirty thirty

Cleveland, OH

#17 Dec 19, 2013
Nasty wrote:
I love it when numb skulled Erie residents point out tax increases in areas outside the city limits. They do so with such gleeful revenge to their tone. "Just wait till they build a new high school in Millcreek " they eagerly remind us all. " You'll see your taxes go up then ! "
Apparently they don't know the meaning of the word "irony".
Taxes always go up for everyone either eventually or immediately. The city's latest increase in gargbage and sewer fees is just another prime example of Erie residents having to bend over and take it again. Or as I've pointed out so many times, they simply tighten their belts one more notch and tolerate their fate.
You're losing your best and brightest hopefuls Erie. Young people want less and less of your stagnation and troubles. You grow older, poorer, and dumber by the day. Amazingly you'll continue your behaviors as always guaranteeing an endless supply of comedy capers.
The fee went up $30. So now everyone has to work one or two more hours over the course of the entire year. Get out of your wheelchair.
Nasty

Canton, OH

#18 Dec 19, 2013
anonymous wrote:
What ever happenned to that 'Erie Turnaround Plan' that was never implemented 5 years ago? I am a qualified turnaround management expert for private equity investment portfolios, workout groups for banks and corporations. What experience does (a lawyer) acting as a Mayor know about turning around a city? What are his qualifications?
What you must understand is that no " turn around plan " on the planet will ever work for Erie. Although these strategies may sometimes be effective in other cities and/or corporations, the most key ingredient does not exist in Erie.
What Erie lacks and has always lacked is the will of it's populace to actually change poor habits and behaviors collectively and as individuals. The greatest plan devised by mankind will not work or at the very least fall far short of its intended goal when the numbers of people the turn around is designed to affect won't get on board.
Erie is decades old with their welded beliefs that the problems of the city and all that affects its citizens are somehow entirely the result of the actions and inactions of others. They lack the ability to face the mirror and come to the honest conclusion that they have become their own worst enemy. As a result they refuse to change their own habits and sit back expecting some other entity or power to magically make their lives better.
If you are indeed a qualified turn around management expert then surely you know better than most that for success to be achieved, especially encompassing an entire city, that it cannot be a one way street. Cooperation by the masses is vital in this type of endeavor. In Erie you will never see that happen. And that is the number one reason so many previous attempts have fallen by the wayside. This same fate awaits all other consultants, committees, and well intentioned groups of any kind who foolishly take on the futile task of " turning around " such a failed town that refuses to admit the unpleasant truths.
Vanderputte

Lady Lake, FL

#19 Dec 19, 2013
I bet the fat bastard isn't taxing doughnuts.
Zugzwang

Erie, PA

#20 Dec 19, 2013
Vanderputte wrote:
I bet the fat bastard isn't taxing doughnuts.
If you want to see a real fat bastard look in the mirror loser. The mirror screwed into the post that holds up the first floor of your mothers house in the basement you live in.
Stu Pedaso

Warren, OH

#21 Dec 19, 2013
Well, dimbulb, if you'd read your own posts and if you could recognize irony you'd notice you were the supplier of the irony and the 'gleeful revenge'.
Nasty wrote:
I love it when numb skulled Erie residents point out tax increases in areas outside the city limits. They do so with such gleeful revenge to their tone. "Just wait till they build a new high school in Millcreek " they eagerly remind us all. " You'll see your taxes go up then ! "
Apparently they don't know the meaning of the word "irony".
Taxes always go up for everyone either eventually or immediately. The city's latest increase in gargbage and sewer fees is just another prime example of Erie residents having to bend over and take it again. Or as I've pointed out so many times, they simply tighten their belts one more notch and tolerate their fate.
You're losing your best and brightest hopefuls Erie. Young people want less and less of your stagnation and troubles. You grow older, poorer, and dumber by the day. Amazingly you'll continue your behaviors as always guaranteeing an endless supply of comedy capers.

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