Friday, September 12, 2014

Sales Tax Questions on the November Ballot Part 3

As previously stated, I feel the city does need an increase but not the 3/8ths  being asked for, for pavements.  There are other sources.

That now brings us to this article in the Shawnee Dispatch

As the city continues its dog and pony show will it be up front about certain things?  As an example, this from the above article:

Although Council Member Jeff Vaught said at a public meeting this summer that the city generates about 40 percent of its sales tax revenue from non-Shawnee residents, Gonzales said the city doesn't have statistics that show revenue breakdown by resident or nonresident. An email requesting the source of Vaught's information was not immediately returned.

There are folks out there who know of Vaught's comment but are not aware of the fact that it cannot be substantiated.  When these presentations are made is the city going to tell folks that if they heard of Herr Arrogance's comments that they cannot be substantiated?  (Previously covered on this blog)  It's nice that the city manager mentions that in this new article, but what about the folks that haven't read it but read the previous one where he was quoted with that misinformation.
Hmmm, and only bloggers disseminate misinformation?   

It's also nice to see that Jeff "the arrogant one" Vaught also does not respond to media emails.  Now I don't feel so bad that he didn't answer mine.  Good move for a man that has his eye on the mayor's seat.  Heck, forget that, good move for an elected's called not being open and transparent.

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