And they want to send the money from the extra bed tax to the port authority, which hasn't helped to create one job in the Valley since it hired a director two years ago.
March 6, 2012 at 5:05 p.m.
Three questions to ponder from this story. What has the WRPA done in the last two years regarding economic development? Appears the answer is virtually nothing. And I thought this bed tax money was suppose to be for the airport operations not economic development. Do they have to get legislative approval to move it to economic development? Lastly, what plan do they have to spend the money or is it open ended?
February 28, 2012 at 9:25 a.m.
And the Vindicator editorial board, of all people, supported this man to be on the board of elections. Where are your standards? You have none.
February 22, 2012 at 8:29 a.m.
The fact is that LIberty is probably the highest taxed community in Trumbull County. Why would residents want to waste their tax money on funding a local system when it would be much cheaper with a county system that would provide service that is just as good and possibly even better with upgraded technology. And not mentioned in the story is that Liberty is going to have to come up with several hundred thousand dollars in a few years to upgrade their technology. Where is that money coming from? Rather than spend money on an unneeded 911 center, put the money in more cops on the street.
February 14, 2012 at 9:27 a.m.
This is no-brainer. Move 911 calls to the county and lower the tax burden on Liberty's already over-burdened residents. This will provide as good or even better service than dispatching provides in LIberty now and the savings are significant. If it's working for Howland, Champion, Bazetta, Brookfield and other communities, why can't it work just as well for Liberty.
February 13, 2012 at 11:37 a.m.
Only Bob Hagan could take a positive and find something negative, and his facts are wrong too. The real truth is that Hagan thrives when things are going bad. He doesn't know quite what to do when the news is good. This is a signficant turning point for our Valley. We are growing jobs and putting people back to work, and that is good.
December 21, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.
If you talked privately to local elected officials in the Valley, you'd find that most of them favor SB 5 although they would never admit it publicly. They know that the current system is not sustainable.
September 29, 2011 at 3:20 p.m.
Yemma worked harder to win the vote. Betras' rude and crude comments to and treatment of Yemma does show just what a loser he is. He should resign.
June 10, 2011 at 8:51 a.m.
Mr. Betras is all about publicity and ego and he will eventually destroy the economic climate for the Valley so that no business person in their right mind would want to locate here. And those that are here will look for a way out. It's that bad.
May 6, 2011 at 4:26 p.m.
Of course, he has nothing else to do.
April 20, 2011 at 4:18 p.m.