On the one hand, the city’s shelling out $75,000 for a skating rink (p. 9) seems frivolous and inappropriate in view of the recent two tax increases, an impending big rise in water rates Monday, and a few more tax hikes coming down the pike shortly. (Not even a kiss first!) So, maybe I should oppose it.
On the other hand, say what you will about the money coming out of TIF (vs. the General Fund); people aren’t going to stand for such a purchase right now and it will drive more taxpayers into the welcoming arms of the Revoke Home Rule movement. So, maybe I should support it.
What to do…What to do….