Friday, July 2, 2010

Shreveport-Bossier Tea Party challenges Bossier City Council on sewer rate increase

From Matt Sciba, Shreveport-Bossier Tea Party Coordinating Team Member

The Shreveport-Bossier Tea Party is calling upon the Bossier City Council to exercise fiscal responsibility and restraint in considering whether or not to raise water and sewerage rates at its upcoming meeting on July 6, 2010.
"Many Bossier citizens are struggling to provide even basic necessities for their families, and this will be the third taxpayer increase in as many months." explains Matt Sciba, SBTP Coordinating Team.
The SBTP is challenging Bossier City Councilmen to roll up their sleeves and be problem solvers. "They need to eliminate the mindset that they 'can't' solve a problem unless they further strain family budgets", added Sciba. "Instead, the City Council should adopt the mindset of 'Yes, we can, find another means of solving this problem, instead of resorting to new taxes and rate hikes.' "
Sciba further added, "A number of City Council members ran for election on platforms of fiscal conservatism. It is time for those members to prove that their campaign talk was not just rhetoric."
The Shreveport-Bossier Tea Party is one of two area tea party groups.
Bossier City Council meets Tuesday, July 6 at 3pm at Municipal Complex, 620 Benton Road in Bossier City.

1 comment:

  1. Are you planning any rallies in Bossier City between now and election day?


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