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Modesto considers adding second deputy city manager

Modesto could have two deputy city managers for the first time in more than a decade under a reorganization the City Council will consider Tuesday night.

Modesto to pay restaurant $100,000 in courthouse deal

Modesto will pay $100,000 to the owners of Gervasoni’s Restaurant to help them re-establish their business, which has to move to make way for a new downtown courthouse.

Modesto mayor calls for public safety tax

In an interview after his speech, Marsh said he was considering a temporary half-cent sale tax increase, which would end after a set number of years. He said such a tax could raise about $13 million annually for public safety.

That would go a long way toward restoring Modesto’s general fund budget, which has dropped from about $120 million to about $100 million in several years. About two-thirds of the general fund is spent on public safety.

So let me get this straight, The city of Modesto who keeps spending money on a State project, (new courthouse), And sold property worth more than $1,000,000 for $286,000, In this same state project. Gives a business owner $140,000 to relocate, (The state should have done this), And now wants to hire a second city manager, To do the job one is doing for some time now, And give both raises, 

Then puts their hand out in the name of public safety for more taxes. And this money is to be put in the general fund to be used at will for more of these poor business decisions that are wasting taxpayer money on a regular basis. (there are many more stories of wasted developer money too). I certainly hope people do not fall for this line of crap with all the waste in Guvment these days.

I also ask when is the last time we saw a temporary tax that actually was temporary? They never seem to go away.

2 Replies to “A sysnopsis of Lunacy in Modesto, California…………………”

  1. What is this Measure X redux? Modesto already said No to raising taxes for public safety. There is no justification for this proposed regressive 1/2 percent sales tax increase. Crime is down in Modesto and Modesto’s abusive police force just received a pay raise with many officers making well over $100,000 per year. The income per capita in Modesto is ruffly $23,017, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $49,205. Why should working class folks have taxes raised off their backs for police officers making salaries double what the normal family takes home? How much money does law enforcement need? It’s not like Modesto police officers are paying San Francisco rents / mortgages, Modesto has one of the lowest cost of living in California, yet these officers want San Francisco pay?! Will MPOA (Modesto Police Officer’s Association) claim to have a secret “lockbox” that will keep these funds for public safety only? Will Modesto once again hire their failed leader / mouthpiece former Modesto Police Chief Mike Harden to promote this proposed regressive 1/2 percent sales tax? Will MPOA manipulate the public’s fear of crime into arguing for more taxes; even though crime is down in Modesto? Also, what will happen to this regressive sales tax revenue when it hits the general fund with little to no oversight?! I think Mayor Marsh is using public safety as a cover for this regressive tax increase so he can actually redirect this tax revenue to help fund his hostile takeover / annexation of Salida & Wood Colony. Anyone against the hostile takeover / annexation of Salida & Wood Colony should be against this tax. Mayor Marsh claimed his proposed regressive 1/2 percent sales tax increase would only cost everyone a $4 cup of coffee; if you believe that then I have a San Francisco bridge for sale; folks it will cost us a lot more than what this Mayor is claiming. Someone needs to tell the Mayor that selling this $4 cup of coffee is going to be a lot harder than selling stale french fries at a bowling alley. We must all tell the Mayor we do not want this $4 cup of coffee that he stirred with his silver spoon. We must all vote NO on this new proposed regressive 1/2 percent sales tax increase !!!

    1. You and I have not agreed on much in the past but despite your long winded rant I agree with everything you said.

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