Council to add 3% to employee pension contribution , I say BFD!

17 Apr

Tonight Chico city council will discuss, and most likely approve, another 3% contribution from city employees toward their own pensions.

Big f****** deal. These people are not even paying 10%. They make salaries in excess of $100,000 a year some of them in excess of $200,000 a year.

They work in a town where the average family lives on less than 50,000. With their salaries they jack up the price of housing, gas, groceries, daycare and everything else working people need to live.

This is also part of their new move Chico forward campaign. Move cheat code for word is being fronted by Chamber of Commerce shil Katie Simmons, because  it is illegal for the city 2 run a tax increase campaign. In fact, Brian Nakamura, after he left Chico, was fired from the city of Rancho Cordova for using City money to make a slick pamphlet distributed to Rancho Cordova voters asking them for a sales tax increase.

So they have their little shill do their work for them . But they can still offer support, such as these limp-wristed efforts towards making employees pay for the out-of-control pensions.

If they truly want to move Chico forward, they need to bring in some jobs that are not in the public sector. They need to bring in good paying jobs so that citizens can participate in the economy.

Speaking of workers, have you seen the little s*** checks that are being built over on Humboldt Road? I saw a story about them in the enterprise-record so I emailed reporter Laura arseny asking her if she knew what the rent would be on these tiny little houses. She responded to me that the Builder did not want her to include the rent price in the story. She offered me his Facebook link. I’ll get back to you with that. But Builder Tim Simons, who is working on the project, doesn’t build affordable.

The city is moving into dangerous water I predict they will put the sales tax increase on the ballot in a special election in 2019. That is another reason why none of the council members will mention it, they know it will be poison to their chances of reelection in future.

I am surprised that neither Mark Sorensen nor Annette filmer have offered their opinion regarding a sales tax increase, they’re safe, they’re not running for reelection. Is it that they don’t believe we need a sales tax increase? Or are they just too big of pussies to ask for it straight in front of the public?

We’ll see who’s who as this issue moves forward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Responses to “Council to add 3% to employee pension contribution , I say BFD!”

  1. bob April 17, 2018 at 11:23 am #

    Move cheat code

    It sure is a cheat code!

    • bob April 17, 2018 at 11:23 am #

      Cheating the taxpayers as usual.

  2. bob April 17, 2018 at 4:51 pm #

    The city is moving into dangerous water I predict they will put the sales tax increase on the ballot in a special election in 2019.

    How much will that special election cost? They sure ream the taxpayers. Make them pay for a special election to raise their taxes!

    Another thing that needs to be yelled at the top of our lungs is that the Chamber of Commerce is really a part of the local government. Simmon’s salary is paid for by the taxpayers. And here she is demanding a tax increase. Gee, there’s no conflict of interest there!

    • Juanita Sumner April 18, 2018 at 5:17 am #

      Thanks Bob I think that’s really an important point. I’ll try to get on a letter to the editor about that.

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