Thursday, July 31, 2008

LTD to add a new tax to our property taxes? (I don't think so)

The Register Guard

The lane transit district will consider putting the first property tax measure in its 30 a year history on the November ballot, citing increase costs and fuel prices. If the property tax measure is approved, it would eliminate plans for the second biggest cuts to service in LTD history.

The measure would raise five million dollars per year and would cost the average household anywhere from $25.00 to $40.00 per year.

"...if the economy rebounds and payroll tax receipts improve, the board could choose not to collect the tax — or collect only a portion of it — in a given year," spokesman Andy Vobora said.

Hey, here's an idea… How about delaying the EmX until we could really afford (justify) it. That alone, might save LTD enough to avoid cuts and layoffs.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Gads... where does the time go???

Yes, despite the rumor, I am still here.

there are so many things to blog about and so little time however, that is going to change soon.
two things that will change soon are...

1. working nights and having no time for anything else.

2. slow internet connection! (makes looking up news items a very slow process, ah, what we take for granted)

these changes should take place in a couple of weeks.

Thanks for checking back.