by the fans of Bruce Geller and Rod Serling
It’s true. Every word of if.
The Board of Directors of the Vail Valley Partnership has assigned their President/CEO – Chris Romer a “Mission Impossible”.
VVP Board member – Mike Brumbaugh (Venture Sports) explained this past week that the Board of Directors of the VVP – Voted at their Meeting to “support” BOTH the Affordable Housing Tax (Ballot Issue 1A) and AT THE SAME TIME – “support” the largest Property Tax Increase, ever at ($152 Million Dollars) for our Public School District – (Ballot Issues 3A & 3B). Indeed, “make local housing more affordable – by making it more expensive to buy and own.” HUH? WHAT? Well…“Good Morning, Mr. Phelps” Your Mission…
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Their campaign strategy for succeeding at their assigned Mission Impossible:
1 – Never, Ever under any circumstances, talk about the actual Ballot Language the Voters will be voting on. Instead use selling terms like “Mill Levy Override” and “New Bonds at low interest rates”. Insist that “the mill levy override” is important because it focuses on attracting and retaining “quality teachers and staff” – even though no mention of “teachers and their salaries” is specifically mentioned in the 3A nor 3B Ballot Language!
2 – While supporting the largest Property Tax Increase in the History of Eagle County (3A & 3B) – also promote your new VVP web site – dedicated to raising even more Taxes (Ballot Issue 1a) in order to promote more “Affordable Workforce Housing” – www.VoteYesOn1A.com (Click Here)
3 – Discourage any Voter/Property Owner from actually thinking about these two diametrically opposed Eagle County Ballot issues. God forbid they ever read the actual Ballot Language – and then Vote. Insist on “Group Think” and “it’s for our Kids” as the only thing they need to know about.
4 – Stop and Run the other way immediately – if any of our local Public High School Seniors – ask how some of their Parents can actually support (at the same time) two – diametrically opposed issues – promoting more “affordability” by “raising everyones taxes”. God forbid their quality Public School Education – would ever provoke them into THINKING and asking an adult Voter a question like that.
To Read Ballot Issue 1A – (Click Here) – Raising Sales Taxes to promote more affordable housing.
To Read Ballot Issue 3A – (Click Here) – School Districts – “2016 to 2023” $8 Million per year – staring in 2017 and lasting each year there after till December 2023.
To Read Ballot Issue 3B – (Click Here) – Raising Property Taxes ($144 Million – for New Bonds with a repayment cost $233 Million) to fund – anything the School District wants. Read it.
Next Week the ECT will expose some of Mr. Romers “IMF – Impossible Mission Force – Team Members”.