From the Harford Campaign For Liberty:
SPEAK UP NOW OR JUST HAND OVER YOUR CHECKBOOK
Harford County Budget Hearing- January 20 6PM
Joppatowne High School
555 Joppa Farm Road Joppatowne, MD
The Harford County Government is funded by taxes that come from Harford Residents. Currently, there is a deficit in the 2012 budget that exceeds $26,000,000 (twenty six million dollars) and might be as large as $60,000,000 (sixty million dollars).
What is your personal share of the $26 to $60 million dollar shortfall Harford County currently faces with the upcoming 2012 budget?
How much in additional taxes are you willing to pay to the Harford County government? Unless a significant number of county residents speak out our property taxes and fees will increase dramatically.
We must stand together to make a difference. Harford County citizens need to attend a public hearing for the County budget to express their concerns budget being proposed. County Executive David Craig will be hosting this hearing TOMORROW, Thursday, January 20, 2011 at the Joppatowne High School. The session will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. The address is 555 Joppa Farm Road, Joppa, MD.
Much can be done to reduce the size and cost of Harford government such as combining “like functions” (i.e. internet technology, human resources, procurement) which are duplicated in both the county government and the school system. Outsourcing can occur in areas where qualified providers of services can provide competitive bids. Why are we paying for pensions and gold plated health care benefits for people to cut grass and clean buildings? This is a county government ripe for consolidation and outsourcing.
Join with Campaign for Liberty Thursday night in Joppatowne for the public budget hearing. Express to County Executive David Craig that real cuts in the the County budget must be made as current spending levels are simply unsustainable and that a $26 million dollar increase in the school system budget under the current economic conditions is simply irresponsible. Responsible, accountable government requires citizen participation. Now is the time.
Speak up now or just hand over your checkbook.