Justice writes "
Grandview city council is asking for a
renewal levy to be passed, and although they have done a passable job
with controlling costs, they made a big mistake in approving the
police contract in February of this year. I can't vote on that
particular issue, so I'm going to have to make my voice heard by
voting no on Issue 3 on May 5th.
I don't know what Grandview police were
thinking when they demanded a 3% per year raise for the three years
of the contract. Maybe they are living in some dream world where
raises continue year after year, without care or notice of the bad
economy. Council President Reynolds
and council members Von Jasinski and Panzera were not living in this
dream world when they voted no on approving the contract.
council members Gladman, Jagers, Koelker and Hastie think there is
money to spare in the city coffers, a false opinion. They have not
learned that sometimes you have to be the bad guy who says no to
will be up to the voters of Grandview to bring some reality back to
the police, and vote no on issue 3.
(after the vote) Grandview Hts. voters were happy to pass issue 3, keeping the tax at the same rate. Initial vote was 773 yes, 125 no.
The big news for voting today was the results of the South-Western school district, a no vote on the levy caused the school to immediately cancel all extracurricular activities - all sports, band, ect. A warning for the Grandview school, expected to have a levy in the fall.