Letter: City, save some ‘serious money’So the city of Woodbury is going to raise property taxes in excess of the property cap limit set by the Legislature thanks to all the loopholes our elected officials found? Well, great.
By: Robert B. Collins, Woodbury Bulletin
So the city of Woodbury is going to raise property taxes in excess of the property cap limit set by the Legislature thanks to all the loopholes our elected officials found? Well, great.
I’m not a clash-and-burn economist when it comes to spending. I fully recognize the need for public services. I also embrace the quality of life expenditures that Woodbury makes to my and others' benefit.
Still, I see we're going to hire more people to take care of the palace that the Bielenberg Sports Center has become. We've built a ton of new ballfields to go with the palace on the hill that the school board has built. But did we really need to build so many?
And did we really need to define open space as ballfields when we voted money to preserve "open space" in a referendum years ago.
And Woodbury Fire Department, do you think you can do without the four-color paint jobs on your SUVs? Maybe something a little less showy?
Look, I know the price of everything is going up. Who do you think feels those things first? But can't Woodbury just appear to be trying to save some serious money once in awhile?
Robert B. Collins