Yucca Valley, Ca.,- On February 23, 2013,The Hi-Desert Star reported Sarann Graham, Ellin Loveless and Cynthia Kraemer are going to propose another tax measure of 3/4% for thirty years. Candidate Jennifer Collins also pleaded for another tax measure to be placed on the ballot by the Town Council in the fall with another 1/4% General Fund tax next year to pay for parks. They said a group of citizens have been meeting for weeks but said nothing about the town manager attending those meetings too.
We the people and voters of this community will never allow this kind of initiative to pass. The town of Yucca Valley and the people that proposed Measure U have their priorities backwards.
They give the town manager a raise to increase his salary to over $300,000 by 2015, a new three-year contract and overspending for several years. They have wasted the taxpayer’s money and now they are expecting the taxpayers to pay for their overspending, I don’t think so! Also, another 30 year tax that will give them plenty of time to continue to overspend and pay big salaries for employees who are doing nothing.
Why should the voters of this community continue to pay for people not earning their money that have a very bad attitude towards the citizens of this town? Right now there are three employees that make a combined $600,000 a year. Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager and Director of Parks and Recreation. So far, you have a town manager that only works 3 to 4 days a week. Our town government only works four days a week. Why should the voters support a town government that cannot control their spending and refuse to help the citizens of this community? The only thing this Town Council represents is their own special interest groups like Sky Harbor.