The city of Fairfield wants to increase your sales tax by 1 percent. What do they spend 75 to 80 percent of the funds they collect on? It is wages for city employees.
They use about 20 percent to pay for services for us, the citizens. They have increased the wages until we have many who retire with well over $10,000 per month. Do you have that kind of retirement? One recent employee retired and collected almost $500,000 in bonus money before he started to collect his retirement. Is this what you want your taxes used for?
The city has enough parcels of land throughout the city that it could sell and run the city for years, but it continues to hold onto this land, which pays no tax. Did you know the city owns two golf courses it loans thousands of dollars to every year? You and I pay a portion of the fee for every golfer who uses one of these two courses. Will you be willing to continue this relationship?
I say vote no on the increase to our sales tax. Sell the excess land that the city is not using until the economy increases. I don’t know about you, but I pay too many taxes already. We do not need another one.
William D. Sanders