From the Harford Campaign for Liberty:
Now is the time to wake up, stand up and speak up on the financial condition of Harford County. At our March CFL Meeting, the Harford County Executive told us he was going to “have to” raise taxes next year!
This is YOUR opportunity to speak directly to the elected members of the County Council to let them know how you feel about the 2012 Harford County Budget. Here’s the budget information for this year. http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/Budget/
The County Council will hold public hearings at 6:30 PM on May 4, 2011 at North Harford High School and again at 6:30 PM on May 5, 2011 at Edgewood High School. This is YOUR opportunity to provide the County Council with your thoughts on what the County Budget should look like.
You may also contact your Councilperson to share your ideas. Here are their email addresses:
County Council President Boniface 410-638-3525
District A, Councilman Guthrie 410-638-3521
District B, Councilman Woods 410-638-3520
District C, Council McMahan 410-638-3523
District D, Councilman Shrodes 410-638-3524
District E, Councilman Slutzky 410-638-3522
District F, Councilwoman Lisanti 410-638-3526
Each of us has an idea on how to shape the County and thoughts on what you would like to see Harford County become. Now is not the time to hold onto your ideas or your thoughts. Now is the time to come forward. Share your vision with the Council and other residents of Harford County.
Every organization that lives off of the government will be out in force at these hearings begging for money– for new Convention Centers, Pay raises for government staff, and more money for “economic incentives.” Will YOU be heard?
You can be heard at these hearings. Bring your signs about smaller government. We need you!
Whether you like this budget or not, it is time to find real answers to fund the government. This budget is a starting point for the future. We cannot grow government with higher taxes. We must realize the we cannot continue to fund our government without finding ways to economize.
We all expect Good Governance.
We all insist upon Effective Government.
We all demand Efficient operations.
Now, we must all participate in the process.
If we do not, then we will only get what we have requested. NOTHING
WE WILL SEE YOU THERE!
P.S. Remember, this Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 6:30PM at North Harford High School and this Thursday May 5, 2011 at Edgewood High– WE NEED YOUR HELP AT THE COUNTY COUNCIL BUDGET HEARINGS!