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Dear Governor Kenny Guinn, Nevada State Senators, Nevada State Assemblypersons, our Nevada Seniors Coalition and all others reading this story; this article is about AB418; a bill that if passed will give Sheriff Bill Young multi-millions of dollars in boondoggle with no one but him in control.
To All: Realize this bill is all about putting on our backs, a quarter percent sales tax now and in several more years another quarter percent additional sales tax levied on just about everything you and I purchase. We went through the same fight over the Southern Nevada Water Authority (I high light this word to remind you it is something we no longer can control, the bureaucracy controls it and you and I have nothing to say about that money) Do you really want another bundle of money given to the cops when they already are the best paid and benefit laden employees in government. Sure we need cops and staff but we already have ample funding for them between the City of Las Vegas and Clark County. And with their ample revenue increases there is no reason they should not continue to fund the Metropolitan Police department and let other communities keep doing their own funding as they do now.
We at the Nevada Seniors Coalition believe there is no justification in a special sales tax increase as recommended in AB418. We realize there is tremendous growth in Clark County and that government must expand accordingly and we believe that policing is an important part of keeping order in Clark County. At present and for the 25 plus years that most of us have lived here we think the present funding by the City of Las Vegas and Clark County works very well. In fact from our experience having lived in many places in the country it is our opinion that the present funding works just fine. It is also our opinion that elected officials should and must remain in positions of funding and all oversight of the Metropolitan Police Department. The present method of both the City and County having oversight is probably one of the best if not the best methods of funding and oversight of anyplace in the United States. In spite of the tremendous growth we are all living with, the present system works the best of anything we can think of. We believe sincerely that allowing the funding for policing to be fractured as this new tax would do, would be a very serious mistake.
Our present system of taxing is realizing a double digit increase in tax revenues for all government agencies and with the prospects far into the future remaining that way, we see no reason to change the present system. We also question Sheriff Bill Young’s thinking concerning his percentage of police in proportion to population as in other cities. We believe a very important comparative has been forgotten the fact that our growth for 25 years has been in gated communities which take less policing than in un-gated communities as in other cities. We are very opposed to any separate taxing mechanism as suggested by AB418. Therefore we recommend that you reject the special sales tax requested by Metro and ask that you kill AB418.
CLARK COUNTY COMMISSIONER BRUCE WOODBURY HAS IT RIGHT. FIGHT
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Governor Kenny Guinn. Members of the Senate and Assembly you know who we are so just surprise us and send us our share of the kitty. This is so easy to do because you have our addresses so you know where we live and that we voted. Now all you need to do is to take $300,000,000 divided by 831,563 (people who voted) and cut a check for $360.76 for each and every one of us. Nothing could be more fair and easier to do. As a matter of fact keep the .76 cents for stamps and envelopes if you like.