Bailey has been relentless in his efforts to raise our sales tax. Just last year he spearheaded a campaign almost single handed to raise your sales tax by one-half percent. Fortunately a few citizens fed up with too much taxes were able to get the issue on the ballot and voters turned in down in a pristine clear response, NO NEW SALES TAX.
Bailey ignored the voters last year and ever since the voters said NO he has continued to influence the Commissioners to put a new tax levy on the ballot again. As always the Commissioners give in to him as they also share a hidden motive with Tim Bailey.
What hidden agenda am I talking about? The fact is the there is not need for a sales tax levy at all to consolidate the three 911 Centers into just one. Think of it this way. Right now we have 3 separate 911 dispatch centers, one is with the city police, one with Marion Township Fire and the third one is with the Sheriff. They all currently pay to fund these three centers.
Now think of it this way, if they really wanted to merge the three, all they would have to do is JUST DO IT NOW. They do not need anymore money because they already have the money in their current budgets to pay for all three operations. All they have to do is to use their current money and merge everyone together and then hopefully SAVE MONEY. The purpose of mergers is to cut cost by eliminating duplication.
What will they do with the money saved and what other issues are surfacing in the never-ending struggle from dispatch service consolidation in Marion County? Find out in the video below: