Letter: City effective management needed
The City needs to be more effective in managing the interests of the City.
It can easily make many proclamations and select a flag, but cannot seem to get new industry here.
The City should have followed the Zoning Commission and Development Directors suggestions last week to zone so that the residential development could have been made.
The City could rezone the area back to industrial if the residential development deal fell through.
The old adage of a bird in the hand (tax generating residential development and more folks to pay the utility bills) is more than worth the two in the bush hope for industrial development.
The City needs to proactively follow suggestions to reduce the total costs incurred by residents.
Also, congratulations to the city on getting more money from Charter, but what will this increase of $27,000/year do to the costs paid by the citizens to Charter?
The City has increased costs again to its citizens. The increases in the cost of water, sewer, and waste collection are basically tax increases under the guise of administrative costs.
I am tired of paying what amounts to tax increases without being able to vote on the taxes.
The city must take actions to help its citizens since we have to pay if we want services.
James M. Gower