The City of Eureka must be getting very nervous about the prospects of the Measure ‘O’ tax extension (Measure Q) passing this November. They should be.
Examiner staff has been hearing from numerous citizens that they felt duped by the city when Measure ‘O’ was originally passed. We’ve continued to receive feedback from readers along the same lines.
Recently, we received a tip from a reader that a very popular business, Gallagher’s Irish Pub was prominently displaying a flier about the idiotic City Council (Klowncil) and Measure ‘O’. We researched the tip, and found that there was indeed a flier displayed right when you walk in, and it appeared the flier was none other than Leo Sears “Call to Action” from June.
Here’s a portion of the flier:
I don’t believe that we passed measure O for it to be spread as an equal layer over the entire budget. The council’s commitment was to give public safety the very highest of priorities, and I don’t know of one piece of O’s publicity that didn’t say “vote to support public safety.”
I can’t get my head around the simplicity – perhaps I should simply call it laziness – of this approach to budgeting without weighing priorities. But I think maybe Councilman Newman summed it up by saying that to give public safety a priority they would have to cut more from other areas.
Well Duh! Weren’t they elected to look at the city’s needs and prioritize them in the city’s budget?
What about their commitment that went along with measure O?
And to top it all off, they’re putting measure Q on the November ballot to extend measure O.
When they won’t keep the commitments that were made when they asked us to “Vote O Yes to support Public Safety”, what kind of dummies do they think we are?
I hope you will be with me Tuesday, to say your piece or so support those of us who do. There is strength in numbers, and packing city hall is what it is going to take to have them change course.
Please. Please. Join us. The last thing we want or deserve are cuts to public safety.
Well, even with the call to action, and an outpouring of support for fully funding public safety, the Klowns went ahead and cut the public safety budget. We are thankful that Gallagher’s has kept up this flier and hope that voters remember the broken promises when voting this November