City faces fiscal dilemma

City faces fiscal dilemma

There are 11 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jun 9, 2012, titled City faces fiscal dilemma. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Anyone watching City Council's current struggle to give employees any more than a 1 percent raise over four years must be mystified how we found our way into this budget crisis.

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OhLord

Weaverville, NC

#1 Jun 9, 2012
"Census figures indicate we double our population daily"

Oh, really? Asheville may be growing quickly, but we're not growing at an exponential rate. And we're certainly not outpacing the reproduction rate of /mice/.

Try again.
A Nonny Mouse

United States

#2 Jun 9, 2012
OhLord wrote:
"Census figures indicate we double our population daily"
Oh, really? Asheville may be growing quickly, but we're not growing at an exponential rate. And we're certainly not outpacing the reproduction rate of /mice/.
Try again.
You misunderstood him. What was meant by that statement is that during the day, thanks to inbound commuters who work in town but live outside it, tourists, and others spending their time in the city, the daytime population of Asheville is double the nighttime population after everyone but the residents has gone home.

Meaning, during the day there are 160,000 people or so inside the city limits -- working, visiting, or doing whatever. At night, there are approximately 80,000 people remaining after everone else troops back out to the suburbs.
Willard

Asheville, NC

#3 Jun 9, 2012
These dam yankee transplants are ruining our town. They tax us then build parks in a town that is surrounded by parks because they come from NYC and Chicago and parks are the thing there. I always only vote for the local candidate if possible. These dum yankees bring their proven bankrupt ideas with them when they move here. Let them blend in here or go back home up north.
Let Them Eat Cake

Asheville, NC

#4 Jun 9, 2012
"Our emergency service response rate is 178 calls per 1,000 in population. Thatís 69 percent higher than the statewide average and 41 percent greater than second-ranked Charlotte. As a result, we spend at least $10 million more than similar-sized cities." -- from the AC-T article whining about a fiscal crisis

My comment: Then it's your own silly fault for sending out a swarm of police cruisers and a pack of mouthy ape cops,(save one, Sgt. Byrd who recognized that Keystone Kop farce for what it really was), a SWAT team responding to a tempest in a teapot when some neurotic woman like Marty Grist* at 200 Aurora dials 911 then confesses it's not an emergency, then whines that "he reported me." Then whines again that he "yelled at me."

Jeez, are you people ever a milling swirling chattering gang of tax-starved, tax-greedy drama queens.

Fire the buffoon, Jeff Richardson. That will get you off the hook for 100 grand plus, wasted. Fire Wade Wood. That will save you another 45 grand getting rid of that dead wood. Cull out some of those nitwit thumb-twiddling shysters you have scurrying around like rats in the City Building.

*She testified there were 7. We counted at least 5, and 3 cruisers.
__________

And by the way. My upside-down flag is going back up soon, with various signs attached thereto from day to day in particular issuing well-deserved denunciations to the constitutionally illiterate brutes of the Asheville Police Department. You don't clean out the bad, then the bad make it hard for the good.
OhLord

Weaverville, NC

#5 Jun 10, 2012
A Nonny Mouse wrote:
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You misunderstood him. What was meant by that statement is that during the day, thanks to inbound commuters who work in town but live outside it, tourists, and others spending their time in the city, the daytime population of Asheville is double the nighttime population after everyone but the residents has gone home.
Meaning, during the day there are 160,000 people or so inside the city limits -- working, visiting, or doing whatever. At night, there are approximately 80,000 people remaining after everone else troops back out to the suburbs.
Our population does not "double" daily, and it certainly doesn't "double" on the weekend.

We may have a commuter population to Asheville, but to put that number at 80,000 is also absurd.
A Nonny Mouse

United States

#6 Jun 10, 2012
OhLord wrote:
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Our population does not "double" daily, and it certainly doesn't "double" on the weekend.
We may have a commuter population to Asheville, but to put that number at 80,000 is also absurd.
Then take it up with Marc Hunt.

Asheville's population as of the 2010 census was 83,000 and change. Mr. Hunt maintains that the city's population doubles during the day, which would put it at 166,000 and change.

I was only explaining the figures. If you dispute them, take it up with Mr. Hunt.
MiceEverywhere

Weaverville, NC

#7 Jun 10, 2012
A Nonny Mouse wrote:
I was only explaining the figures. If you dispute them, take it up with Mr. Hunt.
I'm too busy exterminating mice, er, Ashevillians.
A Nonny Mouse

United States

#8 Jun 10, 2012
MiceEverywhere wrote:
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I'm too busy exterminating mice, er, Ashevillians.
O...K... That's nice. Thanks for sharing.
Farnsworth Ranch

Asheville, NC

#9 Jun 10, 2012
If they hadn't wasted all our tax money on leftwing agendas we'd be in good shape today. Send this big city northerners back home. Then problem solved.
Hey Willard...

United States

#10 Jun 10, 2012
Willard wrote:
These dam yankee transplants are ruining our town. They tax us then build parks in a town that is surrounded by parks because they come from NYC and Chicago and parks are the thing there. I always only vote for the local candidate if possible. These dum yankees bring their proven bankrupt ideas with them when they move here. Let them blend in here or go back home up north.
Those dam Yankees. They the ones who won "the war" ? No blending in with your thinking is there? Dam...dum...back to school for you.
Farnsworth Ranch

Asheville, NC

#11 Jun 10, 2012
[QUOTE who="Hey Willard..."]<quoted text>
Those dam Yankees. They the ones who won "the war" ? No blending in with your thinking is there? Dam...dum...back to school for you.
[/QUOTE]
I am with Willard. Go home yankee jerk. You won the war by killing our livestock, raping our women, and stealing our food. Stay up north where you belong. We don't want you here.

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