Posts Tagged With: Local government

 
 

Peoples and Governments Rights Violated

Comment By Bob L.
Nov.6th 2013

When it comes to the rights to People and Government, they should be able to have a say on how the laws are used.

This is where this Country is so screwed up today, you have to many people making decisions by putting so many regulations in a law when passed, this same thing is happening in the Affordable Care Act, only a hand full of people have a say in how it is going to be, and no one else has a say, it should be all Americans have a say in how it will be implemented.

Like Obamacare Democrats are the only ones who can say what is going to happen, no one else has a say, not even the American people who the law is about to put in the poor house, and now with this Pot Law in Washington and Colorado the rest of the U.S. wants this law passed, but yet these same people voted to ban smoking in public places because of health reasons, so now they think that it is all right to smoke pot thinking that it is healthier then Cigarettes, so now look at the hypocrites who banned smoking think it is ok for pot. 

The majority of the people should have a say not a minority, and that is the problem today, a hand full of people can tell you what is good for you without asking, or you don’t know what is good for you like I do, what happen to a vote of the Majority when involves the good of the people, and what they want.

Obama and the Democrats are a good example of a Government take over of the Country, and telling the people that they are now going to tell you what you are going to do and no questions will be asked or answered, and if you don’t follow you will be penalized, if not Imprisoned.

Why don’t the people have a say where this pot can be Grown and Sold? It their neighborhood where the problem will start and become a problem with violence, and look at this law since it was passed, they have more minors using since passage, and that same goes for drinking now that the State went Private, so how should have a say, just because it is a state law, that does not say that Local have to abide by it, it is these local Governments that have to answer to the people when the State or Federal pass unsafe laws, I have a good idea, lets put this pot problem in the neighborhoods of the politicians who let it go on the ballot to be voted on, they want it so let them worry about the problems in their backyard.

==============================================================================================

State agency seeks advice on local pot bans

By Associated Press
KING5.com
Posted on November 6, 2013

OLYMPIA, Wash.  — Washington state attorneys are exploring whether local governments are allowed to ban businesses who will participate in a legal marijuana market.

The office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued a noticed Tuesday seeking input on the question raised by the agency tasked with establishing the system. The Liquor Control Board is asking whether state law prevents local governments from banning a marijuana producer, processor or retailer from locating in the area.

Some local governments such as Pierce County have been exploring whether to ban recreational marijuana businesses.

Voters approved an initiative last year to legalize marijuana. The Liquor Control Board has been developing regulations for a system for businesses to grow, process and sell the product.

Advertisements
Categories: America, Democrats, GREED, Health, Lives, money, Obama, Olympia Wa., people, politics, taxes, White House | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good Example of Wasted Taxpayer money

Comment By Bob L.
03-20-2013

It seem that the taxpayer get stuck with every thing, from having to pay for Parks that are owned by the people of Washington State not the Government, these parks are Governments responsible to take care of, this is why we pay taxes so the State can take care of the people’s parks, but no they think they are theirs to do with what ever they want, like  privatizing them.

Now on the opposite side the taxpayers are paying for such things like Art Museums, Theaters of Performing arts who collect money for you to go see, I think it is time that these so-called non-profit organisations start paying their way and not the taxpayer, if they can pay them selves a wage then they can pay to maintain where the work and perform not the taxpayer, it is time for these Actors, Performers, Entertainers, and Symphony Orchestras start pony up their money, the Taxpayer should not be subsidizing for any one who charges a fee for service, this goes for Public or Private, it is just like any Private Citizen, or Company, they have to work to pay their bills to see that their homes or offices don’t fall down.

Government Agencies should not be in the Realestate Business Owning or Renting to private businesses or Organizations, because who gets stuck repairing these buildings, YOU the TAXPAYER, and just think what happens, THEY Raise Taxes to pay for the Maintenance. Put the money into school books for a better Education to get these kids an Education they need, and NOT into WAGES so no teacher will be left behind, that is not giving a good Education when wages for Teachers and Unions are more important than our Kids futures.

==================================================================

OlympianLogo_1008

Olympia council considers cost to repair Washington Center

By MATT BATCHELDOR | Staff writer
Published March 19, 2013

The Olympia City Council will consider tonight whether to spend $3.3 million to replace the leaky exterior of the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.

City Manager Steve Hall recommends the council choose the lowest bidder for the job, Corp Inc. Construction of Salem, Ore. The bid is 4 percent higher than an architect’s estimate.

All told, the city could spend about $4.6 million to renovate the building at 512 Washington St. SE, including replacing the roof and rooftop mechanical equipment.

Olympia owns the building and is in charge of major maintenance, while the nonprofit arts organization also known as the Washington Center runs the theater and is responsible for interior maintenance.

The city has been looking to stem the deterioration at the building since at least 2008, when the Public Works department found “widespread water intrusion was compromising the integrity of the building exterior,” according to a city staff report. Crews made emergency repairs designed to last five years.

A more detailed study found that the entire exterior, a synthetic stucco-like material called EIFS, needed to be removed and replaced.

Last June, the council recommended the most expensive of three repair options — including a new brick exterior, canopy with lighting, glass doors, a ticket window, poster display windows, custom windows and stone cladding above the canopy, a canopy over the adjacent alley and a permanent marquee sign.

At the time, the council decided it would drop some of the design elements, including the marquee and the stone cladding, if it didn’t receive an $816,000 state grant. The state has recommended the city receive the grant, but the State Legislature has to include it in its final budget.

But City Manager Steve Hall is now recommending the council go with those extras anyway. According to the staff report, the project needs to start before a decision on the grant is announced later this month or next month. The council will make the final decision of going with the extras or without, which would save $197,890.

The center’s roof and mechanical systems would be replaced at the same time, Sullivan said.

Sullivan said that part of the council’s decision tonight is how the city will pay for the repairs. Minus design expenses, which have already been paid, the city will owe $4.2 million. Council members will decide on whether to borrow the rest.

Debbie Sullivan, director of Technical Services, said the plan is to start construction in April and wrap by this fall. That way, the construction will avoid the bulk of the center’s seasonal entertainment.

“We’re going to do the bulk of the work during their off-season,” she said. Chad Carpenter, director of event services for the center, said the construction will impact 14 events, but construction will not occur during the shows. And no events have been cancelled as a result.

“The impact that it’s going to have… although it will be significant, I think it will be minor,” he said.

Matt Batcheldor: 360-704-6869 mbatcheldor@theolympian.com @MattBatcheldor

Categories: America, Corruption, Democrats, Education, government, GREED, Lives, money, Obama, people, politics, taxes, unemployed, White House | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

East Pierce Fire seeks tax hike

Comment By Bob L.
07-26-2012

Here we go again, when are these Public Employees and Local Governments going to under stand that the American people are getting taxed out of existence. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, GET PEOPLE BACK TO WORK. Live with in your budget and no more TAXING.

How many more Americans are these people going to put on the STREET with no place to live before they see what they are doing to People and Kids, it looks like these people do not care what happens, just as long as it is not them.

I would like to see all of them Pay Rent or House Payment, Food, Gas to go to work if you can find one, Lights, Water, Sewer, Heat, and Clothing on Minimum Wage and not be Homeless, today every Tax increase put more people on the Street.

How much money can be saved if Fire Trucks were PARKED on Aid Calls and only the Aid Unit was sent, and only send a Fire Truck when Aid was not available or is that against Union Rules to do this.

You know that if these Politicians would stop over Regulating and Taxing maybe Companies would stay and more people would have homes, and they would not have to keep Raising Taxes, but GREED for more money is more important so they can put them selves in to Bankruptcy and then Tax more, NEVER ENDING until every one moves, then what more Taxes. Continue reading

Categories: America, Corruption, Democrats, government, GREED, Lives, money, people, politics, Profilling Rich From Poor, Safety, taxes | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blog at WordPress.com.