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Measure D: Important Election Facts

Measure D: Important Election Facts Sierra Madre officials claim that if passed, Measure D would force the City to cut critical municipal services, going so far as to consider shutting the city down if  the $2.6 million tax is repealed. It is our opinion that the City requires this tax to keep up with out of control spending. According to the City’s audited financial statements, since 2006 General Fund revenues have risen 82% while expenditures swelled a whopping 89%. Even with massive revenue gains, spending continues to outpace income. In the Mountain Views News (3/17/18), Mayor Rachelle [...]

By | 2018-05-02T22:24:40+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

La Cañada vs. Sierra Madre

La Cañada Taxpayers Are Winning Sierra Madre has a fantastic opportunity to lead the way for other cities facing similar financial crises.  Not all cities are in as  bad shape as Sierra Madre. For example, nearby La Cañada-Flintridge models a thriving community living within its means. Rather than talk bankruptcy and disincorporation, why doesn’t the Sierra Madre City Council consider spending cuts? According to 2016 payroll data from Transparent California, Sierra Madre employs three full-time Fire Captains (w/ annual pay and benefits of $123K, $233K & $150K) and  a full-time Fire Chief (at $160K). Why does a [...]

By | 2018-05-03T18:36:09+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments