Please contact Council members NOW!
City Manager Dohoney plans on increasing taxes after November elections
Yesterday, Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney finally played his hand on the matter of the bloated City budget. After 2009 missed revenue projections, and fiddling endlessly with budget cuts, Dohoney admitted that his long-term plan is to raise taxes immediately after the November elections, Read here the Enquirer story in which Dohoney makes this remarkable admission about the consequences of the City's over-spending:
"I'm promising you we have got to have a revenue conversation in November," Dohoney said to council members. "There's just no way to pay for it out of what we get now."In order to avoid this pernicious and confiscatory plan of the City, COAST has issued a pledge against tax and fee increases during the coming Council and Mayoral term to all candidates for Mayor and Cincinnati City Council.
To date, Chris Monzel, Leslie Ghiz, Charlie Winburn, George Zamary and Amy Murray have taken the pledge. Please contact them and thank them.
Mayor Mallory and the remaining Council members and council challengers have refused to take the pledge.
COAST again asks its members to call or write the other seven Council members and the Mayor asking that they sign too (click name to email).
|Mark Mallory||Mayor||(513) 352-3250|
|David Crowley||Vice Mayor||(513) 352-2453|
|Jeff Berding||Council Member||(513) 352-3283|
|Chris Bortz||Council Member||(513) 352-3255|
|Y. Laketa Cole||Council Member||(513) 352-3466|
|Greg Harris||Council Member||(513) 352-5303|
|Roxanne Qualls||Council Member||(513) 352-3604|
|Cecil Thomas||Council Member||(513) 352-3499|
The text of the pledge is:
2009 Cincinnati Mayoral and Council Candidate
Taxpayer Protection Pledge
I, ___________, pledge to the taxpayers of the City of Cincinnati and all of the people of this City that I will oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes and create new fees during the 2010-2011 term of Cincinnati City Council. This includes without limitation, any increase in the City earnings tax or property tax, and the imposition of new fees such as a garbage collection fee.