Coralville Courier: County Supervisors continue to screw up Joint Emergency Communications Center
Excerpted from this post at Coralville Courier
Yet another tax increase is being called for in order to fund operations at the new Joint Emergency Communications Center (JECC). The 'policy board' - the governing body for the JECC - made a request to assess a 75 cent per $1,000 tax levy on you to support operational expenses in fiscal 2011. Ladies and gentlemen, this is something county *leadership* has previously led us to believe was already covered. You're already giving 68 cents per $1,000 that is supposed to be enough to cover operational expenses. And hey, the center doesn't even open up until June! If you run the numbers, that 68 cents amounts to about $2 million Johnson County taxpayer dollars. Where has that money gone? Why is the money budgeted for operational expenses suddenly not enough? Can you say, "Inept management?" Yes, yes you can.