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MelindaHenderson (Melinda Henderson) says...

Oh, Wilbur...this must be a first! I should screen shot this. Let me know if you want a yard sign!

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MelindaHenderson (Melinda Henderson) says...

Just vote NO on all three sales taxes on the ballot and let's give the city the time it obviously needs to re-think how to pay for these projects. Remember, they don't expire until March 31, 2019, so there's still time to have that discussion.

MelindaHenderson (Melinda Henderson) says...

"We have the opportunity to vote yes Nov. 7, and thereby largely solve the severe, systemic shortage of affordable housing in our community."

Please define "largely solve" and show your math how we would arrive there in ten years.

Thank you.

MelindaHenderson (Melinda Henderson) says...

Why won't Justice Matters take on the real problem here? We have a severe shortage of jobs that pay enough to afford to live here?

On Letter to the editor: Renew sales tax

Posted 26 September 2017, 3:08 a.m. Suggest removal

MelindaHenderson (Melinda Henderson) says...

Nobody has really asked this question yet: How many new affordable housing units will this $10.5 million be able to create in ten years?

MelindaHenderson (Melinda Henderson) says...

Richard:

What about all the infrastructure projects from the 5-year CIP plan?

On Letter to the editor: Misleading editorial

Posted 25 September 2017, 1:05 p.m. Suggest removal

MelindaHenderson (Melinda Henderson) says...

Yeah. Hank. I noticed him, too.

MelindaHenderson (Melinda Henderson) says...

Another gift from Corliss that will keep on giving.

MelindaHenderson (Melinda Henderson) says...

It's a totally different economic environment now than it was it 2008. That was before Brownback demolished the state budget. In 2008, the state sales tax was 5.3% Today it's 6.5%. That's an increase of over 1.2% that we have no guarantee is going to be lowered anytime soon. and we pay sales tax on food and groceries!

“And so I think it works out better for everybody because everybody gets to pay in,” Amyx said. That's just not a good enough reason.

The city really needs to cool its jets for a bit.

MelindaHenderson (Melinda Henderson) says...

"The City Commission adopted the 2018-2022 CIP as part of its budget process and assumed renewal of the sales tax."

Bad move on the assumption.

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