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Sunday, April 12, 2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020
We will have special guests from Freedom Action Network, Dave Schwartz and Seth Powell as well as the likelihood of RINO HUNT's leader Harry Kibler on hand. Here are the links to their Facebook pages:
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We want to encourage you to attend this meeting as we will be discussing how we need to NIP IT IN THE BUD... this tax hike proposal options our County Council are considering ARE RIDICULOUS...If you haven't already...
PLEASE TEXT THE WORD KILL TO 52886 which will automatically send an email to ALL our county councilmen to tell them heck no! We are taxed enough already.
When Pickens County Council and the administrator Ken Roper want to brag on having a low millage rate... and claim they lowered our taxes last year... when in reality it was a reassessment year and most of our property taxes on homes went up...and by law they must readjust the millage...but I submit that they didn't adjust the millage enough and will be overcollecting and thus will have more money to put in their so called "emergency" funds...
I love it when Alex Saitta puts them in their place!
Alex gets comment award of the day...
Alex posted on Facebook the following comment....
“ I went back to 2012 and looked at the annual financial audits of the county government. Below I listed the revenue to the general fund and the annual growth rate the past 8 years.
2012: $36.2 million
2013: $37.1 million (+2.4%)
2014: $37.9 million (+2.1%)
2015: $38.7 million (+2.1%)
2016: $41.2 million (6.4%)
2017: $41.2 million (0%)
2018: $43.1 million (4.6%)
2019: $46.2 million (7.1%)
Due to the increase in national economic activity the past 2 or 3 years, revenue growth is accelerating on its own. It is not impressive that you have not raised tax millage rate given all the money that is naturally coming in.
Where is this money going? Why are you looking to raise tax rates when so much money is coming it now?
Gosh, going to 8% on the sales tax, 10% on restaurants? New York City has a rate of 8.875%.
I have a better idea. How about better manage all the money that is coming in. You all promised tax increases as a last resort, not a first option.”
WE THE CONSERVATIVES MUST STAND UP TO OUR ELECTED EMPLOYEES!
Come to our meeting and bring a like minded friend or family member!
See you there!
COTU Leadership Team,
Johnnelle Raines, Steve Haynie, JoAnn Brewer, Travis Gardner
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020
Sunday, January 19, 2020
county could not afford to have refugees resettled in our county.
The Honorable Henry McMaster
1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Happy New Year Members!
Our first meeting of 2020 will be held at Pizza Inn located at Shopping Center where Ingles Grocery is located. We will meet promptly at 7pm. We will meet in the back room. Feel free to come early and take advantage of their delicious buffet...or eat while we meet!
There will be no speaker for this meeting as this will be a planning meeting for deciding on goals and priorities for the upcoming year to keep Pickens County the most conservative county in SC. So come prepared to add to the discussion!
We will be taking up a voluntary donation at this meeting. We don't have dues...but we are planning on using funds this year to educate the voters on the issues at hand, which may include...a billboard in a highly visible area, bulk mail outs, and yard signs. This will be purely voluntary donations and are not tax deductible.
The Pickens Legislative Delegation meeting at which all of our locally elected SC Columbia legislators ( Sen. Rex Rice, Sen. Thomas Alexander, Representatives David Hiott, Neal Collins, Gary Clary , and Westley Cox) will be in attendance will take place on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 5:30 at the Pickens County Performing Arts Center located at 3125 W. Main Street, Liberty, SC 29657. PLEASE share your concerns for the upcoming year. They work for YOU...You are allowed 3 minutes to speak to them. Below are some suggested topics you are encouraged to speak to them about:
Abortion( Right to Life) ,Public Education Reform, Changing State Board of Education to elected positions, Abolishing the Education Oversight Committee, Taxes, Roads, 2nd Amendment (Red Flag Laws) ,Free Speech, Cronyism, Corruption, Judicial System, Islamic immigration, Drag Queen Story Hour in our Public Libraries, Any legislation you think needs to be repealed or any legislation you think is needed.
Sadly, our County Council is also meeting on the same night. One would think they could have changed that meeting to accomodate people who wanted to attend both...I thought they were "UNITED" and wanted transparency and cooperation with our SC Columbia elected... guess not. Attached is the County Council agenda for that meeting. Please pick whichever meeting you think suits your needs. But please attend one!
School District of Pickens County Board meeting also provides an opportunity for you to speak about any concerns you have about the public school education you are paying for with your taxes. Their next meeting is Monday, January 27 at 6pm at their central offices board meeting room.
I encourage you to become active in your local government this year, attend meetings, voice your concerns to your elected EMPLOYEES...yes ...they work for you and need YOUR input! Yes your taxes and how they are used is important!
2020 is here and it's time to become active and not be apathetic to what your elected employees are doing.
It's an election year and we need candidates to run against our present 4 County Councilmen as well as our Pickens County Legislative members. There will be a huge turnout to vote due to President Trump being on the ballot this year. We need people who agree with Trump's agenda to Keep America Great ...we DON'T need any Never Trumpers representing Pickens County!
Please prayerfully consider running for an office and encourage anyone you know who is a True Conservative Christian to run.
Filing deadline to be a candidate in the 2020 election is at the end of March.
Hoping to see you Tuesday January 14th at 7pm at the Pizza Inn in Pickens!
Let's get energized and motivated to keep Pickens Conservative!
COTU Leadership Team
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Tuesday, January 14th at 7PM.