Ficano administration asks for a tax ...

Ficano administration asks for a tax hike on Nov. ballot to avoid $70M deficit

There are 9 comments on the Detroit Free Press story from Aug 1, 2013, titled Ficano administration asks for a tax hike on Nov. ballot to avoid $70M deficit. In it, Detroit Free Press reports that:

Unless Wayne County residents pass a millage in November, the county risks having the state appoint an emergency manager, much like Detroit's, the chairman of the County Commission said Thursday.

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R A F

Buffalo, NY

#1 Aug 2, 2013
Come on people. We're authorized to go to 10 mills if taxpayers cooperate. We're only at 7.8 mills now. Just give me a measly two mills. That would really help out and make me look better. Don't let this be a show of disgust for supposed past misdeeds. If you just provide this increase, I pledge to you that I will spend it. In fact, I already have.
kev

Chicago, IL

#2 Aug 2, 2013
Dreamer. Nothing but a dreamer! Sorry but taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for your mistakes!
R A F

Cambridge, MA

#3 Aug 2, 2013
kev wrote:
Dreamer. Nothing but a dreamer! Sorry but taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for your mistakes!
Don't be a hater. I'm trying to cut costs and bring efficiency to county government. The jail so far has had some problems, which we are attempting to resolve. Many factors were involved besides county management. Give us time to work things out. That's our job. We will learn from the mistakes. But it takes dollars. The tax base has shrunk. We want to avoid a county income tax. Therefore, this minor increase in millage will go a long way in protecting your financial interests and providing the services that all citizens deserve.

Thank you.
kev

Toledo, OH

#4 Aug 3, 2013
The tax base shrank in westland also. The mayor has used his expertise to spend money wisely there. Has ficano and cronies done the same? I will not pay for these blunders.the headlee amendment was created for a good purpose. It shouldn't be danced around. Reverend?
kev

Taylor, MI

#5 Aug 3, 2013
And please everyone stop the saying "don't be a hater" . This is used way too often and in many situations that r ridiculous as in instance of R A F.
R A F

Buffalo, NY

#6 Aug 3, 2013
kev wrote:
And please everyone stop the saying "don't be a hater" . This is used way too often and in many situations that r ridiculous as in instance of R A F.
No offense intended there Mr. Kev. I must remind you that Wayne county encompasses 672 square miles and the population of 1.8 million is over 20 times that of Westland. It's unfair to compare a kool-aid stand with GM. Still, if something is well managed, we can take note of that and use the information to discipline ourselves in the way we govern.
kev

Chicago, IL

#7 Aug 3, 2013
I feel that the westland mayor would be an excellent replacement fer ficano and co. Of course voters will decide. But he is doing great job. How would u rate ficano performance overall? Lets cut through all the fog smoke and mirrors and be honest. Why does Patterson in oakland county keep his job?
kev

Taylor, MI

#8 Aug 4, 2013
I would hardly refer myself to Westland mi. As kool-aid stand. Yes,tis true wayne county is larger and has many more people, but if this guy mayor wilder would avoid things Ficano has allowed to happen that has cost county immense money and liability, i say let this guy have this job that ficano has done so poorly at and is now asking citizens to pay for his Financial blunders and people he hired and entrusted. The voters will decide. Too bad a 15 months before election though.
Pete

Livonia, MI

#10 Aug 5, 2013
I chaperoned a group of PCA kids through the city hall, court and jail back when Sandra A. Cicirelli was mayor. They showed the kids a grand time. My kid sat in the mayor's chair and swiveled around like a boss. I got a free gun lock. It's possible a former mayor could come back if Mr. Wild kicks Ficano's gluteus.

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