Last but not least Glenn would really like to see Kauai give the county manager style of Government a chance.
|Mr. Mickens is locally known|
as one of Kauai county's
"People working 2 and 3 jobs cannot afford more taxes..."
How much more blood money does Kaua'i county council person JoAnn Yukimura or any supporter of these tax increases think they can get out of people who are working 2 and 3 jobs just to survive?
Communications 2016-59, 2016-60, and 2016-61 all proposed by council member Yukimura plus bills 2620, 2621, and 2622 requesting more fuel tax, more excise tax, and more weight tax are totally unacceptable to the already overtaxed citizens of Kauai.
And, as the pragmatic members of this council have pointed out, these proposed tax increase are regressive and hurt our lowest class of people the hardest. People with money could care less if fuel tax goes to $2 per gallon as they can afford it. But the contractors or workers who use their vehicles for a livelihood will either pass the added cost along to their customers or bury themselves in more debt.
Where will the money come from to fix and repave our terrible roads and solve our traffic problems? Citizens including myself have offered solutions but no one seems to be listening.
We go after the waste in our system by hiring an experienced County Manager who has gone through this before. By the administrations own numbers we take in over $10 million a year in fuel and weight taxes that should be going to road maintenance . But since we are only spending $1.5 to $2.5 million a year for our roads it means that 80% of these funds are being used for non designated purposes. This is only a fraction of the waste that permeates the way our government is being run.
If we hire a manager and eliminate the waste and the wasteful practices going on, we will have sufficient funds to keep from raising taxes--or better yet, lower them!
Again, you members should get the Mayor and his department heads in here and let them show you what, if anything, has been done to address the measures that Ernie Pasion's audits have uncovered.
We spent a lot of tax payers money to get the fine work that Ernie did so why are we not using it ?
In my testimony last week I expanded more on these issues and I urge all of you to please carefully read it again. And as I said before, if you have any disagreements about what I say, please have the courtesy to tell me what it is.
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