We will vote “no” twice on the O’Fallon water issues. A few good reasons.
All of the spending by the mayor and City Council is entirely out of control. Back-door dealings are possible with companies interested in our water and sewer.
Meeting lawyers in St. Louis behind everyone’s back; hiring consultants because we aren’t smart enough to figure anything out on our own. Spending money on a bridge for a walking trail when the one that was there worked great. Millions in the park every year.
Repaving roads in a town that already has good streets. I haven’t had a thing done to Cherry in front of my house in the 22 years I’ve lived there. I’m going to start sending my truck repair bills to City Hall.
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Now they are making a big deal out of city employees making $80,000 year, that’s salary and benefits. Everyone needs to look at the City Hall staffing, they have the same benefits. The city is overstaffed; most live out of town and there’s patronage hiring. If you know someone, you’re in.
What this boils down to is a threat of new taxes to fix the roads that the city has pushed on the back burner for 30 years. And let’s sink our money in a loser convention center and a park that has become a white elephant.
Vote “no” twice.
William D. Bates