Sunday, June 20, 2010
Please Come Out for Town Meeting Monday Night at 7 p.m.
A note on question 4 (clerical employees): The defeat of question 4 was by the narrowest margin of the four questions. The question itself was (paraphrasing here): "Do you want to increase taxes to keep these positions?". The question was not simply do you want these positions to be retained. Now that questions 1, 2, and 3 passed, the finance committee is now able to propose a budget that retains those positions, without raising our taxes. I do not feel this proposal goes against the voters wishes, because I believe if the question had been--Should we keep these positions if we can do it without increasing taxes--it would have passed. Let's not inflict financial hardship on these individuals and add to the numbers of unemployed in Orange.