Sunday, January 30, 2011

Will Tierney,Hoffman, Moncrieff Raise your taxes or cut your services to pay for LOSD?

To All Cola LO members,

Mayor Jack Hoffman is proposing to either raise a city income tax of 1% for all residents or to transfer over $1 million to the LOSD from core city services.    Either option will reduce the quality of life for residents in Lake Oswego.

This comes at a time when the City Finance Director forecasts the city will not have sufficient funds to maintain its existing staff and resources in 2013.   Interestingly this information only came out AFTER the council elections in November.

Senior residents are commenting frequently on the water fee increases and poor condition of roads despite substantial funding to repair our streets.   The increasing burden of taxes and fees on our fixed income residents is especially burdensome.   Lake Oswego continues to be the second most mature community in Oregon with a growing demand for different services due to the aging of the community.

Please notify all members and have them observe the votes of these council members.   All of them are up for re-election in 2012.   

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