Quote from the “scintillating” mind of Council leader Marion Brady
“A budget is like a floating document. It’s an estimate, not concrete, If you look back at the ballot, public safety was a little more broad of a category than police and fire.”
Our crack translation team went to work on the Queen of the Brady Bunch’s doublespeak and boiled it down like this:
Fuck you voters we’ll spend the tax money how we want!
Almost 5 years since the passage of Measure O, and months since the passage of Measure Q…..Eureka is making huge cuts to public safety. Instead of addressing “structural deficits” during the past 4+ years, Eureka spent every penny of that extra sales tax money on things that satisfied the status quo and are fun to have, but not necessary. Out of the more than $15 million in extra tax revenues, how big of a reserve did the City of Eureka build up during that time? uh…………..Oops!
Here’s links from our past articles regarding our position on the “Dave Tyson – Help pay for me and my crony’s fat PERS retirement regressive tax flim flam” that started with Measure O:
Without Measure O Money Eureka won’t be able to continue not filling these positions.
3 years late, Measure O numbers on line – – sort of
Measure O = Good Ol’ Boy pot of gold with no accountability
Crimewave? Where’s the Measure O $$$
The Measure Q debacle continues……………
What is Eureka going to do with your Measure Q money?
Already Vote yes on Measure Q? This should give you voter’s remorse
Humboldt County Taxpayers League agrees with the Examiner on Sales Tax Measures
Tax Measures and the hypocritical conservative double standard.
The Measure Q Conundrum
Measure Q terror campaign pulls no punches
The Measure Q Shuffle