Passes by over 1K votes.
I guess we can expect the immediate mass Exodus of all of the posters on here and on FB who "can't" afford this override.
yes. some of us are concerned about affording the increase in taxes. the likely increase in water bills, increase in tuition at ecc, increase in ed stations tuition. I don't understand why this is a foreign concept to some of you folks? please explain where the endless amounts of cash come from. It will be interesting to see what the fine leaders do with the increase in funds. I pray its not the same old same old. I do hope we see big changes for our kids educational experiences.
I saw a yes signs in the window of Giacamos. Do the wonders of Giacamos live in the city? I don’t think so. So push for a vote for your patrons taxes to go up kind of shooting yourself in the foot. Less money to spend out. I know I will spend as little money as possible in Melrose now. No more restaurants here, no shopping, nothing. The city takes enough of my money.
> "I saw a yes signs in the window of Giacamos."
Shrug. Supporting the city's ability to keep up with basic services seems like a reasonable business move.
Btw, you're talking to an empty room. 50 of the "people" posting here have clearly all been the same person. This forum would work a lot better for civilized discourse and honest debate if people posting were asked to put their real names in.
What's more interesting is children of voting age voting to increase their parents taxes.....🤣🤣
"worried", in my case (although of course the same people still won't believe it!) the answer to your question is, a reverse mortgage.
BTW....the Melrose community page on Facebook shutdown civilized discourse by people using their real names throughout this campaign by turning off comments. Typical of the administrators of that page who do not care about opinions but their own or others who agree with them. Typical hypocrites....and they are your neighbors
It is WHAT IT IS.
You need a reality check and to get off your gd high horse.
it is what it is.
I have to say that I am surprised by the result, but that's why we vote, so the majority of the people (or of the people who vote anyway) make the decision (except of course with the electoral system).
So, to the "yes" voters, who are still my good neighbors, I say, good organizing, good job, .......and good luck! :)
That's what it was, a 28% turnout? And here I just "praised the system". I'm sorry people, but that turnout on this issue, sucks!
Oh, ok, my bad, thanks for clarifying!
I’m disgusted at what this election has brought out in this city. I can’t believe there are people so out of touch with reality they think everyone does or should have extra money to spare and it they don’t well they’ll have to sacrifice something. I’m disgusted at the yes voters who tried to shame people for “not caring about the children” or their city. Well you got what you wished for. Officials are pushing their staples button right now saying that was easy. I guarantee in three years they’ll be saying they need another.
For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction.
While I've never understood why people would say "Yay! Let's pay MORE taxes!!", here we are. It will be interesting to see the final financial reports of both sides, because that will tell a lot, if anyone would still be interested. Win or lose, it's always important to see what transpires financially, in other words, follow the money.
Wasn't exactly a "blowout", but tomAto - tomato. The only precinct that the No side won was Peter Mortimer's. I wonder how long it will be before he's replaced...
How insensitive of you. But this is what Melrose is. An INDEPENDANT, financially responsible organization doing the best with what they received, and you belittle it with these statements...
There's nothing worse than a sore winner...have some respect and class.
or "lived in", which some will still apparently not believe. We're just "made up" senior citizens!
I understand, so just lie about it, and go away! OK
You’re right, I can’t belive that Social Security sends me this much of my money back every month. I’m running out of things to spend it on!
Lost in the I can't afford it argument is the degree of can't afford it. $558 spread out quarterly is approx $140. It's possible this amount could push you over the brink.
But not the way the jerks who don't care about you think. You probably will get behind on your taxes owing the city the interest money which starts accruing the day after payment is due. You might put something you would have paid cash for on your credit card so you can pay your tax bill. You will definitely have to go without something. Even if the something is sort of optional, small pleasures are part of living.
When they bring up how the money is a cup of coffee a day. If you can afford a cup of coffee out a day, and many can't, that might be the only thing you do for yourself all day. The people telling you it's only a cup of coffee most likely have a number of things they could cut out of their day before getting to one final thing.
The discussion is how much are you willing to sacrifice for the override? Going in to debt? No. Losing the one thing I do for myself? No. But now that it's passed, that's what I have to do. It sucks because I do not believe all that money was needed.