I’d like to make something perfectly clear to our City Council, and to any entity expecting to hold residents hostage by increasing sales and property taxes, utility fees or another unspecified fee: We won’t sit idly by while you burden us to the point of bankruptcy. (“Burbank poised to adopt budget with 2.5 million in cuts,” June 7.)
This taxpayer has hit the wall. All the goodwill is gone, and it’s high time we tackled the unpleasant elephant in the room.
Our city has the reputation of paying employees approximately 20% more on their paychecks than other cities in the Southland. We also give employees a wonderful and extremely generous benefits and retirement package. It’s time to change this policy.