Monday, February 4, 2013

Colerain voters - pack the house Tuesday

Dear fellow tax hikers, we urge all Colerain Township residents to pack Township Chambers this Tuesday night to support a needed property tax increase for the Police Department.  Colerain Trustees are expected to choose between one of three tax increases - a 2 mil, 1.85 mil, or 1.5 mil tax hike. 

We strongly endorse the 2 mil tax increase. We need you to testify.  Tell them you are undertaxed and deserve to pay more taxes.  Urge them to select the largest tax increase on the table. 

The police need this money to continue fighting vicious crimes - such as the one we covered last week when the fuzz busted a man for posting a photograph of himself, his child and an Assault BB Gun.  Without higher taxes, the police might not have the resources to investigate such terrible crimes. 

What would happen if Colerain residents started thinking they are allowed to take these kind of pictures?  It could get even worse.  What if Colerain residents started taking photos of their kids in a dangerous car?  What about photographing children at the beach or in a dangerous swimming pool?  Or what about Colerain parents who post a picture of their kid in a dangerous elevator? 

Without higher taxes, the police might not be able to investigate such dangerous crimes or arrest the criminal parents who take these dangerous photographs.  To protect our children, we endorse a 2 mil property tax. We need all of you to pack the house Tuesday at 5:30 to make sure your Trustees raise those taxes.  


LBIII said...

Yeah, I'd really hate it if the cops stopped trolling Facebook and started trolling the parks at night. But of course I am off in Columbus three or four nights a week doing the very important work of a state legislator, after the old man gave me the keys to the family business. So even if they beefed up the old park patrol, it's not going to affect me one bit. I just worry for some of my friends though.

Princess Margaret said...

Much as I love it when taxes go up, I'll have to pass on this one. Do you really expect me to be in a room full of smelly, disgusting, inbred west siders? And I'd have to get near the Rumpke Dump too?

Even if the room is packed full of the wise and well-educated people who are smart enough to support higher taxes and who have the same great fashion sense and hygiene that I do, there is still going to be an overwhelming stench in that room. I can't see how my good buds Dennis, Mindy, and Jeff can tolerate that stench all the time.

Campaign Expert Matheny said...

I hope they hire me to run the police levy campaign. About the only success I've ever really had in politics is in supporting higher taxes in the City of Springdale and the Princeton Schools. Jeff Ritter needs to give me a call. I think we're on the same page in so many different ways about so many different people.

There's Obviously More in Sycamore said...

2 mills for more police protection sounds like a no-brainer. Colerain needs as much police as it can get.

I should know.

I watch the 11:00 news and read the Enquirer.

Jeff, Dennis, Mindy: Buzz and I have been over this with you a million times. You know what you need to do in order to clean up Colerain Township. You just need to have the guts to do it. Trust us. Downtown *wants* you to throw the fat lady under the bus.

Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan said...

May I be the first to endorse this most important tax increase?

Virg the Scourg said...

No fair Rick! I get to do it first! I am not in office anymore, unlike you, so I have to live vicariously through other champion tax-hikers like the fine folks in Colerain Township!!!

Colerain Conservative said...

Man it is a good thing we worked so hard to elect those Republicans. If we had let the Democrats take a majority on the board, like they could have done with Wolterman and Hart, we might have had tax hikes and hired people who view government jobs as a way to enrich themselves and their families.

Good thing we kept the board in the fiscally responsible and ethical hands of the Republican Party. Ha ha ha.

MohrSunkist said...

It's so nice to have a job where I can spend all day making public records requests for personal reasons, and use my publicly-funded position and email to do so. Even better is the privilege I have to show up unannounced and verbally abuse and threaten people who don't drop everything ASAP. it's almost like I can do whatever I want and people must obey me.

I love my taxpayer-paid job. Next best thing to being Queen!

Tea Partiers said...

We would be up in arms over this if Democrats wanted a tax hike and were thwarting public input. Since white Republicans are doing this, we won't storm any town hall meetings or spit on elected officials or threaten anyone.

Anonymous said...

CincyCapell wrote: "Darryl is both a pig and a homophobe"

Craig Hochscheid, you should look in a mirror. That's the big fat pot calling the kettle black.

Straight Talk said...

It's too bad everyone in Colerain has to pollute these blog posts with off-topic comments to suit their own political agenda... I mean, fantasies.

Let's face it, Rep. Blessing isn't suddenly going to leave office because of that park incident nearly 7 years ago.

Jeff Ritter is not coordinating with nearly the entire Western world to remove the Fiscal Officer and install the person she beat. If he were, it would have already happened.

Campaign Expert Matheny's track record speaks for itself and as such she is as likely to be involed with this police levy or anything else in politics as Tiger Woods is to join the priesthood.

The Northwest Tea Party is nothing more than a group of people who dream the Republican Party would actually practice what it preaches. Most of their members are too busy forwarding e-mails about Obama's birth certificate to do anything productive or useful.

This levy is going to pass. Police levies typically get 60% support in Colerain. The last levy passed on the same day as a school levy, so no one is going to freak out over the school levy that passed last year.

Kathy Mohr is not going to stop... being Kathy Mohr, so everyone in town needs to learn to deal with her self-rigteousness and bullying. She is still going to work for Dusty Rhodes. As such, she will use her position, her auditor's office e-mail, and taxpayer time to continue her personal crusades. Working for Dusty Rhodes is the next best thing to having diplomatic immunity in Hamilton County. Deal with it.

And, no, the trustees don't hire the executive director of the business association, such as it is in Colerain. And they sure as heck aren't lobbying anyone, since that would imply desire on the part of a business to locate, re-locate or exapnd into Colerain. That's not happening. Not only that, but the Administrator doesn't need to talk in his sleep to share confidential information with the business association. There are so many other connections between the township and the businesses that the Rowans would often be the last to know anything worth knowing.

So, there you have it. Just about everything you read in the comments on this blog is the result of someone's over-active imagination... although Princess Margaret really is that stuck up, conceited and contemptuous of others... and Buzz Deters' problems paying his bills *are* a matter of public record.

we won you lost said...

We The People made our voices heard. There won't be a levy.

Sorry, Tax-Hikers

No Soup for you!

The Price Is Right said...

Whah, whah, whah, whahhhh, sorry, Millie, thanks for playing. But what kind of parting gifts do we have for our constestant, Rod?

Tom H said...

Once again, Jeff overpromises and underdelivers. I was looking forward to this police levy.

Blue Ash Republicans said...

You guys are a bunch of W-I-M-P WIMPS!!!

Put your big boy pants on and fight for that tax hike! Let's see some calls for some higher taxes, come hell or high water! Let's see you give those big raises to those big government people! Let's see you grind those bothersome anti-taxers into the dirt!

Colerain Deltas said...

Bluto Meloy: What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough... The tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go!

What the heck happened to the Republicans I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts, huh? This could be the greatest moment of our lives, but you're gonna let it be the worst. "Ooh, we're afraid to go with you we might get in trouble with the anti-taxers." Well just be quiet from now on! Not me! I'm not gonna take this. COAST, he's a dead man! Tea Party, dead! Fiedeldey…

Otter Rowan: Dead! Bluto's right. Psychotic... but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons, but that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part!

Bluto: We're just the guys to do it.

LBIII said...

What a great idea! We need a parks levy more than ever for important programs like this.

KJM Sunkist said...

So, what do I do when I get to my taxpayer-paid office, turn on my taxpayer-paid lights, sit in my taxpayer-paid chair, log on to my taxpater-paid computer, and begin another day of my personal vendetta against the Colerain Township fiscal officer while collecting a taxpayer-paid salary downtown?

How many public records demands should I make today?

How many minutes should I give the witch who took my job in 2003 to respond before sending another nasty e-mail?

Also, how should I respond on the Enquirer blogs and how should I tell my good friend Jennie how to slant the news to benefit my political comeback and Tom Hart's too?

This decision to punt on the police levy means I need to come up with a new game plan. How do I make this the fault of someone else?

Heh, I love those football metaphors.

I love my taxpayer-funded job at the Hamilton County Board of Revision. It's more like the Board of Revisionist History in my mind, but there you have it. There's a lot of things different in my mind than in reality.

Unemployed Fatso said...

No levy? What will I put in the wistle blower?