2/6/14 - Today, Glendale residents have an opportunity to repeal the UTILITY USERS TAX by 7% on their Glendale Water and Power (GWP) utility bill and natural gas bill and 6.5% on their Cable and telecommunications bill. A petition is being circulated throughout our city in which the public has a chance to regain control of their local government from the politicians… enough is enough in taxes and in fees!
While struggling families and businesses are coping with today’s economy, our politicians lack the fiscal integrity to manage and implement fiscal control over the city’s expenditures.
From 2001 through 2012, Glendale’s population actually declined by 4.5%. During the same period, the city’s “budget” increased by a staggering 62%, rising from $438 million to over $700 million. Even with this unprecedented increase in the city’s budget, the City Council is currently proposing further increases in the city’s utility taxes as well as other taxes and fees.
Because our city leaders are either unable or unwilling to control spending and manage resources, the people must take direct action to ensure they do so. Reducing city revenue will force our leaders to downsize the cost of government, rather than perpetually seeking new ways to tax the public. The UTILITY TAX reduction is ONLY 4% of the city’s budget. If our leaders cannot manage a 4% reduction in revenue then we, the people, must take the initiative.
As usual, our politicians will use scare tactics against the uninformed public when claiming “they” need the money.
REDUCE ALL OF YOUR UTILITY USAGE FEES BY 6.5% TO 7% …If you would like to place this initiative on the ballot. Sincerely Mike Mohill Glendale 818-383-5001
Looking for volunteers…..PLEASE SIGN THE UTILITY USERS TAX INITIATIVE AT:
Kenneth Village: JERRY ARMEN REALTOR 1412 W. Kenneth Rd.
GEORGES CUCINA’S ITALIANA RESTAURANT 1418 W. Kenneth Rd.
FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL 1422 W. Kenneth Rd.
OLD FASHION DELI & GROCERIES 1225 N. Pacific Ave/ Glenoaks Blvd.
THE CLEANING STORE 1225 N. Pacific Ave/ Glenoaks Blvd.
Glendale/Burbank PACKAGING AND SHIPPING EXPERTS 822 N. Allen Ave / Golden State Fwy #5 91201
Sparr Heights: DOMINOS PIZZA 3430 Ocean View Blvd. / Verdugo Rd.
Montrose/ Glendale: TROTTA FLOOR COVERINGS 3221 N. Verdugo Rd. / La Crescenta Blvd.
TWIGS & THINGS 2266 Honolulu Ave.
QUIZNOS 3701 Ocean View Blvd. / Honolulu Ave.
Rancho/Riverside: ACE LIQUOR & MARKET 1740 Victory Blvd. / Western Ave.
South Glendale: SUB/STOP 1340 E. Colorado Blvd. / Verdugo Rd.
BRAUN BRAKE & AUTO REPAIR 1001 E. Broadway/ Adams.
ANTIQUE CAR WASH 236 W. Glendale Ave/ Colorado Blvd.
YEREVAN PRINTING 702 E. Colorado Blvd/Glendale Ave.
Adams Square: ADAMS KABOB HOUSE 1130 S. Adam St. / Chevy Chase.
CRYSTI CLEANERS 1124 S. Adam St/ Chevy Chase.
Chevy Chase Canyon: BORIS AUTO REPAIR, INC. 2060 E. Chevy Chase Dr. / Glenoaks Blvd
Glendale Oakmont: KEN LANDON Please call first 818-957-3750