But now the veil is off, and City voters are being properly informed of the truth of the fiscally disastrous situation that Mayor Mallory has created.
In today's Cincinnati Business Courier, Dan Monk carefully explains, through the complexities of City finances, how and why Cincinnati's proposed 23% property tax hike is really a tax increase caused directly by the City's foolish diversion into the streetcar business.
And the refreshing honesty comes because former Council member and Finance Committee Chairman John Cranley, has broken ranks with Tim Burke's inner circle ruling the City from the left, and has spoken truth about the mess in which these folks have put us.
Interestingly, the City of Charlotte, NC, yes the folks that just snatched Chiquita Brands International away from us, just rejected a much more modest tax increase. You can read that here.
So, Mayor Mallory and his merry band of thieves have gotten away with their larceny so far, but it appears that the media and voters on on to them. The Streetcar is bankrupting Cincinnati, or at least for now forcing an increase in your property taxes.
If you click here, you can e-mail your Council members to tell them how you feel about their choice of spending priorities.