Anonymoose that is why the people that work in the city pay the $52.00 emergency service/occupational privilege tax is suppose to before to cover emergency services and road repair.<quoted text>
Umm, why should they pay some? B/C they do use city services. Every time a county worker at the Judicial center burns their popcorn the FD responds. When there is a automatic fire alarm FD dispatch on the 2000 block of W. Market St (outside of the city) at least one piece of city FD apparatus responds. B/C the added traffic of county workers stresses the roads in the city which must be maintained. The list can go on and on. Plus no municipality outside of the city has the concentration of govt. and nonprofit buildings which require city services yet provide little or no budgetary revenue to the city.
As for when the city response to help other townships they send them a bill they always have for that.