Greg Roach's recent letter wanted to know how Bob Moulton intends to pay for all of the services he is proposing.
If Mr. Roach had watched Bob Moulton's announcement speech, or the mayoral debate, he would know the answer. If he had read the campaign literature from the Moulton campaign, he would know the answer.
What Bob Moulton said was that his priorities are different from those of the mayor. Instead of raising the school superintendent's salary over $24,000 or increasing the rink manager's position by over $22,000, the city would have enough money for an additional police officer or a classroom teacher.
If the mayor had followed through on his promise to have the solar array completed in December 2012, it would free up over $500,000 in the budget (this is the mayor's own figure).
The mayor is using $44,000 in Community Development funds to build a skate board park, while Bob Moulton said he would re-program these funds and hire a code enforcement officer to deal with substandard property which exists throughout the city.
Mr. Roach, you should also know that the city receives the same amount of state aid today as it did when Mayor Alcombright came into office and there has been no reduction as you claimed in your letter.
If anyone has been bad at math, it is the mayor who blew through over $3 million in reserves, added over $2 million in taxes and passed a sewer fee, which took in another $2 million. My math indicates this is over $7 million over 31 2 years. One would wonder where did it all go?
In the words of Greg Roach, there are a lot of reasons to vote for a mayoral candidate and fleecing the taxpayers with nothing to show for it shouldn't be one of them. If nothing changes, nothing changes.