by – Just asking some questions
Last week reporter Randy Wyrick wrote a story about the Eagle County School District – and their permanent Property Tax increase – Ballot question. (Click Here)
In Randy’s story the elected School District Board members and Superintendent Sandra Smyser talked about “Belt-Tightening”.
School Superintendent Smyser’s reported salary is $181,000/year, plus bonus and benefits. (Click Here) Consider – How can our School Board claim any “Belt-Tightening” when at the same time Smyser was handed her $10,000+ bonus – Smyser went on to cut 40 jobs, 30 of which were school teachers last Spring! (Click Here) and (Click Here – for more info)
Does anyone know – what Superintendent Smyser and the School Board is talking about – when they talk about so called “Belt-Tightening”?
Just where is our elected School Board getting all this money to pay Dr. Smyser a bonus – all the while Dr. Smyser lays off local teachers? Is the point of their proposed permanent Property Tax increase – so the Board can continue to hand Smyser her annual salary and bonus?
Last Week – ECT readers learned….
That their elected County Commissioners – REFUSED to allow the question of the REPEAL of the Open Space Tax – to appear on this November’s Ballot…
Now contrast the public comments of elected School Board member – Ross Morgan…er…T.J. Johnson
So what have we learned about our local elected Taxing Authorities? If it’s a question of increasing Taxes – they’re all for putting it on the Ballot – if it’s a question of REPEALING Taxes – they’re 100% against it.
Does this sound like a government “of the people, by the people and for the people” to you?
It’s clear that some of these elected officials believe “It’s your job to work for the Government (Mr. & Mrs. Taxpayer) – not the other way around”.
Isn’t it time they hear from you?