According to the Massachusetts Taxpayers Association’s annual report as reported in the Melrose Weekly News 3/15) , property override attempts are at a 30-year low as cities and towns have roughly doubled their total savings over the past ten years and have tripled the amount they could have raised under 2 1/2 but chose not to. 351 cities and towns showed just 20 Prop 2 1/2 override votes in fiscal 2018 the lowest number since 1990.
In the past 15 years, Melrose has had two failed overrides, one debt exclusion, and another override now on the ballot. It does not speak well of the City’s ability to keep its fiscal house in order. Instead we hear again, “We’ve got trouble in Melrose City”. The solution from many of the past and present BOA members : MORE money (including tax revenue from pot sales?)
When “Professor” Harold Hill was escaping on the last train out of town, a passenger asked him where he was headed and he replied, “Wherever the people are as green as the money.”
Forgive me... please add something... your more than welcome to provide anything other than insults, but then again people like you find courage behind words typed on a computer. It’s a forum you can add things or provide information against or for. But obviously your a moron because you can only insult. The beat part of it all, your cowardice. You afraid to present a fact or maybe more afraid to accept the facts?