If you’re one of the 11 councilpersons who voted yesterday to raise my trash tax — oops, I mean “residential refuse collection fee” — I just want to thank you. See I may be one of the few, but I reeeeally can’t wait to go from paying the current $11 per month to have my ashes hauled all the way up to $28 by 2010. 255% increases rock!
And all to add a relatively insignificant number of police officers to a force that will still be critically undermanned. Damn, but don’t I feel safer already! Especially since my 911 calls will get priority now right? Riiigggght?
So you go ahead and preach to those cheapskates in disagreement until you’re blue in the face about how necessary it is and how there was no other way, but don’t worry about me. Sole dissenter Councilman Greig Smith may be the local hero to those skinflints for calling for more transparent dialogue on the issue, but I say he’s just talking trash.