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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
This is the second such law submitted by our legislature that attempts to limit free speech and reduce our rights to nothing. They take an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. They need to be sued every time they try to do such things.
Also on this matter as typed on social media:
I was one of the first to tour the jail and tell what I would do to start with. I sent a letter to Lt. Leopard about about my findings. In the meantime the Pickens County Tax Payers wrote the Council favoring a new Jail which I consider a necessity down the road, but we simply cannot do it now without a tax increase or a depletion of the over-collected taxes that the Council has done. There is 25 million in this category. I recommended that the council put this up on the next election to see what the people will do with THEIR money knowing that all the reserves will be spent on a new jail that under the current management will be filled within a few months. Then Fox and Friends carried a story about a sheriff(didn't get where from) who has cut the average inmates by 75-100 by working with the judiciary and other places. I ask you, how much of the problem would be eased if we did the same. Also the cities are contributing greatly by dumping on the county, claiming this is their right because they don't get enough goodies for their tax money. Also I recommended that the cities contribute more on a daily basis for inmates of theirs. You cannot stay in a cheap motel and eat fast food for what they pay. We cannot put more taxes on our citizens. Every Tom, Dick, and Harry is asking for more money and the county is building tennis courts, tracks, and baseball seats around the county while the cities charge county children 50% more to participate in their programs. If they had to make plans for their law breakers and help pay for the facilities, do you think they would want a larger mill increase? Then there is a School Board who has spent us into debt comparable to the national debt based on the wealth of Pickens County. We have got to help the people sometime.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
None of the candidates said they supported creating an at-large seat on the Pickens County School Board, which has been proposed as a way to avoid the tie votes on critical issues that divide the current board. Martin said that would give the population centers, particularly Easley, a larger voice than the smaller communities.
"Easley doesn't deserve two representatives and Liberty one," Don Joslyn said.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
"He said he doesn’t like tax increases, but he wouldn’t make any pledges not to raise taxes if necessary.
“I would not be in favor. However, I would never say never,” he said. “You can only kick that not-raising-taxes can so far down the line.”
Pickens County hasn't had a tax increase in 11 years.
“A lot of people may not be against a tax increase if they can see where it benefits,” he said. “But if they go by third-party information and this is what somebody told me on the street, they may not be making a decision on facts.”"
Pickens COUNTY hasn't had a raise in PROPERTY taxes in 11 years.
However, they have significantly raised fees, add a 1¢ sales tax and rejiggered a lot from reassessment- especially the 2010 reassessment where they used pre 2008 housing bubble figures.
They also didn't take a more active role against the school district raising taxes by 150+ mils
Thursday, May 5, 2016
The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:30PM.