Thursday, February 25, 2010

Why Even Pay Taxes?

New FEE Based Sheriff's Office

"The Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Service Area has instituted a fee for those in unincorporated Salt Lake County. The first bill will arrive March 1, 2010, and it will be due on April 1, 2010.
The recession has created a significant shortfall in Salt Lake County’s Municipal Services Fund, which pays for law enforcement services in the unincorporated County. $13 million in new revenue is needed to fill the funding gap. Significant budget cuts were not enough to overcome this shortfall without laying off many police officers. The Salt Lake County Council unanimously endorsed the fee approach, and the SLVLESA implemented the new fee to preserve the safety of our neighborhoods."

The Seattle Public Library Closes Due to Budget Cuts

Second largest city in the US on brink of abyss

City removes trash cans, streetlights to save cash

"If you come to a neighborhood park in Colorado Springs, plan on bringing your own trash bags.
To save money, the city has removed the trash cans.
Need to catch a bus? Don't try on evenings or weekends. The city has cut that service, too.
And when the sun goes down, Colorado Springs is going to look a little bit dimmer. Crews are removing a third of the city's streetlight to save money on electricity and light bulbs."

Paying For 911 Calls

"Tracy, CA - Tracy residents will now have to pay every time they call 9-1-1 for a medical emergency.But there are a couple of options. Residents can pay a $48 voluntary fee for the year which allows them to call 9-1-1 as many times as necessary.Or, there's the option of not signing up for the annual fee. Instead, they will be charged $300 if they make a call for help."

Gravel roads make a comeback with no money for pavement

Fire Departments Charge for Service

"It came in the mail less than a month after Darline Fairchild watched her family's home go up in flames -- a bill for the nearly $28,000 it cost the fire department to extinguish the blaze."

Here come tolls for every highway you drive on

Cost Of Bailout Hits A Whopping $24 Trillion Dollars


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