Mayors talk pensions, economic development, taxes at summit Around Town, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Sep 24, 2012 at 10:02 am
Tri-Valley mayors got themselves into Jeopardy in front of more than 300 of their constituents Wednesday. David Stark, government affairs director of the Bay East Association of Realtors hosted a Tri-Valley version of the popular TV question and answer game at the annual Tri-Valley Mayors Summit held in Dublin.
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Posted by Louise, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Sep 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm
Keep increasing the sales tax (California is already the highest in the nation) and adding school bonds on property tax bills. Don't reduce those huge pensions of city employees because they will go out on strike and whine about it. No, continue to charge the taxpayer more and more and then wait until the cities go bankrupt and then you can layoff some of those government employees you just hired. Government is so efficient at taxing but not so efficient in running things. More and more retirees are leaving this state to go to states that don't have such high taxes. We will be left with a higher percentage that don't contribute anything. Way to go Mayors!