Reason Why Utica Needs A 9% Tax Increase

Reason Why Utica Needs A 9% Tax Increase

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kamakazell

Utica, NY

#1 Mar 3, 2014
It is plain and simple, public safety employees must have their benefits, overtime, paid pensions, and great salaries. We residents of Utica must provide great salaries so 85% of the police and fire department personnel can afford to live in the suburbs. They love our public safety jobs but they feel they are to good to live in Utica. Palmieri could care less about Utica tax payers. I hope the city goes belly up and it will eventually happen, no tax base is the cause and city workers who are non residents are contributing to the cause..The OD will have to add more pages to their paper for the list of city properties that do not pay their taxes.l
true man

Waterville, NY

#2 Mar 3, 2014
Utica has about 4 years left, if not less. Then it will be 75 percent welfare. But then the national guard will have to take over. Maybe Brooks will retire then.
Beth

Greig, NY

#3 Mar 3, 2014
true man wrote:
Utica has about 4 years left, if not less. Then it will be 75 percent welfare. But then the national guard will have to take over. Maybe Brooks will retire then.
The City has 2 years left then will go belly up. just remember if the city goes belly up Chief Brooks and UFD< UPD lose the pension they have worked for, and Heath insurance for at least one year till the court can release tax money
New Hartford Cupcake Face

United States

#5 Mar 4, 2014
Editorial in today's OD says that Utica needs the laege tax increase to "keep the city moving forward" . Meanwhile Utica's homeowners shouldn't complain because its only a few cups of coffee a day.

The OD is so in bed with the region's elite no wonder it will never get better.
Uticas Great Explosion

New York, NY

#8 Mar 4, 2014
Then remove all the blacks from utica and the crime rate will disappear and all the STD's. Taxes would be cut in half if the leeches are shipped home.
Truth

Utica, NY

#10 Mar 4, 2014
New Hartford Cupcake Face wrote:
Editorial in today's OD says that Utica needs the laege tax increase to "keep the city moving forward" . Meanwhile Utica's homeowners shouldn't complain because its only a few cups of coffee a day.
The OD is so in bed with the region's elite no wonder it will never get better.
There's no excuse for that editorial opinion. The OD need look no further than their own archives. If they look back a year, five years, ten years...... they would find this same scenario playing out time and again always with the same result. The taxes go up and we hear nothing but the voices of those holding the purse strings telling us the sky will fall if we don't cave to the tax increases.

The exact quote from the OD op/ed is this:
"Palmieriís budget is fair and necessary to help the city maintain its recovery. Itíll cost the average taxpayer less than the price of a cup of coffee a day ó a small price to pay for solvency"

Read more: http://www.uticaod.com/article/20140304/Opini...

Recovery? Solvency? Does anyone really believe that? Bookmark that page and write yourself a note that will remind you to look at it and re-read it a year from today. I don't think I'm going too far out on a limb when I predict that we'll see the same thing next year since the mayor and city council have done nothing to address the systemic problems(union benefits and compensation) that are taking the city down the drain. On this course it is only a matter of time until the math catches up and a control board takes over. I wonder what the deep thinkers at the OD think of that.
utley

Ithaca, NY

#11 Mar 4, 2014
I had a true story that would of buried the mayor about him and the OD wouldn't run it. This shows how much they are in bed with Palmieri. I presented 100% facts to the OD and they said no. The OD reporters are so young that they only know what goes on now, they know nothing about the past at all. Most have 2 years or less time with the OD. They know shit about Utica, only the lies they are told by the political idiots.

“Sucking the life out of Utica!”

Level 1

Since: Dec 11

Utica, NY

#12 Mar 4, 2014
utley wrote:
I had a true story that would of buried the mayor about him and the OD wouldn't run it. This shows how much they are in bed with Palmieri. I presented 100% facts to the OD and they said no. The OD reporters are so young that they only know what goes on now, they know nothing about the past at all. Most have 2 years or less time with the OD. They know shit about Utica, only the lies they are told by the political idiots.
Are you referring to raping Gail H from St Jane Ave?
utican

Syracuse, NY

#13 Mar 5, 2014
NO TAXES HEIGHT THIS YEAR WE NEED ALL WE CAN GET UNEMPLOYMENT HAS CUT MOST OF US OFF AND WORK IS NEEDED BUT CAN NOT FIND IT SO I HAVE TO MAKE WORK THE LAST THING I NEED IS TO LOSE WHAT I WORKED FOR TO GIVE THE CITY WORKERS MORE MONEY IN THEIR PAY I AM STRUGGLING AND THE MAYOR SHOULD THINK ABOUT THE UNEMPLOYED TAKING OUT OUR RETIREMENT SAVINGS TO LIVE CASHING IN ON LIFE INS AND ECT COME ON THIS IS NUTS. NEW MAYOR ALREADY !!!! CAN YOU SEE WHATS HAPPENING PEOPLE EVERYTHING GOING UP AND WE ARE NT MOVING UP ALL THE MAYOR TEAM WE KNOW WHO THAT IS .. WHO CARE THOUGH NO TAXES HEIGHT BACK DOWN MAYOR YOU HAVE DONE A LOT NOW PLEASE SEE THIS IS NT A GOOD MOVE MR MAYOR
no stop right now

Syracuse, NY

#15 Mar 5, 2014
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
There's no excuse for that editorial opinion. The OD need look no further than their own archives. If they look back a year, five years, ten years...... they would find this same scenario playing out time and again always with the same result. The taxes go up and we hear nothing but the voices of those holding the purse strings telling us the sky will fall if we don't cave to the tax increases.
The exact quote from the OD op/ed is this:
"Palmieriís budget is fair and necessary to help the city maintain its recovery. Itíll cost the average taxpayer less than the price of a cup of coffee a day ó a small price to pay for solvency"
Read more: http://www.uticaod.com/article/20140304/Opini...
Recovery? Solvency? Does anyone really believe that? Bookmark that page and write yourself a note that will remind you to look at it and re-read it a year from today. I don't think I'm going too far out on a limb when I predict that we'll see the same thing next year since the mayor and city council have done nothing to address the systemic problems(union benefits and compensation) that are taking the city down the drain. On this course it is only a matter of time until the math catches up and a control board takes over. I wonder what the deep thinkers at the OD think of that.
not everyone drinks coffee okay and no i can not pay more taxes your saying its okay are you working? i bet you are! do you live in the city ??? well i will take it as a no and even if you do your working . extend unemployment has ended on many of us.an we got hit hard by this and iam not saying if i had the money i would nt mind the 9% taxes height but i do not have it let alone i have to work on my house and paint it and do all this stuff because the mayor has say so. grrrrrrrrrrrrr where is the help in hand where is the utican he states he is ? how many people owe houses in the city of utica and are struggling to met all the bills every month ? do to the mayor and his say i know i am part of it !! look we should vote this is nuts the city has seen many nice changes from the mayor but he must relax and understand the people are not all living like him nor have the money and we are human to understand if we did have it i would have no say but to pay why not so thats why i say no time are hard and we must stay together but somethings dont look well and we cant let this happen open your eyes mayor ... people vote no tax height uticans we need money a tax height return for the city taxs we pay can i get some help man
middle class always gets to eat shit it seems

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