I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
There is a movement to bring back Code Compliance to
Code Compliance is a process that works to ensure that property owners bring their structures and property conditions up to adopted Building, Housing, Nuisance and Zoning Code Standards
The thing is that I checked with
What happen to the money and or financial support from the City that was to be offered to help convert Multifamily homes into single-family dwellings?
That will help
How about when the economy gets back up and running (it will when Obama stops meddling) that
Crime! No matter how the City wants to spin it we have a high crime city. We have a drug problem in
Jobs and more businesses in
I know the marketing survey showed we need big box retailers, more fast food and sit down, more civic things to do. I know that is not what Mayor McCue or
Like it or not as I have said in the past, about 82% to 88% of Cudahy residents wanted the Wal-Mart, it was and is just a small percentage of Cudahy residents (large amount of Wal-Mart haters not even from Cudahy came and made noise) and the Mayor and a few alderman who would not listen to what their own constituents wanted.
Only one alderman took the time to survey his district’s residents and once he got the data, buried it! (my guess was pressured into it). When people don’t have jobs, any jobs, the community and the individuals suffer. Any job is better than no job! Those that don’t believe that are those that are government employees at either the federal, state or local level.
Number one on the list is to reduce taxes and fees! YES, taxes are just way too high for the level of services we get. It can be done. First we need a Mayor who works full time and is a Mayor even on the weekends. We need to lower
Remember “Fees” are taxes! Apparently, fees are not taxes when you're complaining about taxes but they are when you're complaining about fees. Fees by their very nature are regressive. The shift will be onto the backs of the middle class.
You have to look past the yearning to increase revenue for the city in putting
Now I am not saying just because our surrounding neighbors aren’t Code Compliance Cities that we should have to follow them, but I am saying that
Treating a symptom instead of the cause is so easy to do. Some are so delusional that the KRM is going to fix all of
Crime! Taxes/Fees! Jobs! Income levels! Ratio of renters to owners is out of whack! Business to homeowner tax ratio is not right. Fix those problems first and things in
Pleas take note of the home assessments part:
About half of government spending comes from state and local governments, which can’t borrow money when they get in a bind. And today, state and local governments are in an historic bind.
All but two states face budget shortfalls; in all, the deficits amount to about $168 billion, or about 25 percent of total state budgets. That number is expected to rise to $350 billion by 2011, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. If the Obama administration’s health care plan relies on Medicaid to cover more uninsured households, states could face a bill for tens of billions more.
As a result, the impact of the federal stimulus spending has been blunted by the sharp drop in state spending.
The falloff in local and state revenues for roads and bridges was so precipitous that the federal money really kind of got us back to about level,” said Engler of the manufacturers' group. “There was really no net significant gain there.”
Local governments, which rely heavily on property taxes, also face budget shortfalls over the next several years as falling home prices force them to lower property assessments.
That means cutting spending and laying off workers, a process that is already under way.
Some related info on high taxes and its impact:
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