|To the Editor: BG park renewal levy enhances quality of life|
|Written by Bob McOmber|
|Monday, 29 April 2013 09:25|
To the Editor:
As a member of Bowling Green’s City Council and Chair of the Finance Committee, my responsibilities include an involvement in most aspects of the City’s finances. Like my colleagues on Council, I take those responsibilities seriously and closely examine any request for funds from taxpayers that may appear on the ballot. While being cognizant of the City’s responsibility to be frugal with taxpayer monies, I am writing to wholeheartedly endorse the renewal levy for the City’s Parks and Recreation Department that will be on the ballot on May 7.
The most important point to be made is that the levy is a renewal. It will not raise your taxes. This levy is one of three main sources of funding for the Parks and Recreation Department. (The other two are a small portion of the income tax and user fees.) Bowling Green has excellent parks for a municipality its size and a well run Parks and Recreation Department. Without the funding this levy provides, the budget for our parks would be devastated.
This is a levy that enhances the quality of life in Bowling Green. It is a small levy – only 1.4 mills. Certainly, citizens that use the parks (as I do) benefit the most from the levy. But I believe that all citizens benefit, at least indirectly, from a good parks system.
Please join me in voting for the renewal levy for BG’s parks on May 7.
|Last Updated on Monday, 29 April 2013 09:43|
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