posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 07:12 PM
Be careful what you ask for. There are principles at stake here which go far beyond your basic hatred of politicians and "the rich." Your anger is
Let's see if they collect. Medina receives property taxes from its residents. In fact, it receives a LOT of property taxes because the residents are
well off and the houses are worth millions, so Medina the city is also relatively well off. These taxes are collected for the purpose of serving the
residents of Medina with police and fire protection, etc.
In other words, the residents have already paid. I know of no provision in the law that allows a city to collect extra just because a resident has
utilized city services they have already paid for. If you call the cops, do you have to pay extra? If you tell the city to fix a pot hole in front of
your house, do you need to pay extra? Of course not. That's what you pay property taxes FOR.
Understand that Medina is a VERY SMALL city which surrounds this rich area and siphons off these high property taxes at the expense of the greater
surrounding area of Bellevue, which, though not exactly poor, is much less well off than Medina. Think of where you live. What if the residents of the
rich part of town decided to "become their own city" and remove themselves from the city in which you live, collect their own high taxes, and to hell
with you? That's what medina did a long time ago, before any of the current residents moved there. They've got their own high-paid police chief, their
own city manager, their own cadre of highly paid civil service workers with nice pensions, a little mecca of their own making and a complete and
unnecessary duplication of services. It's a perfect example of bloated government gone wild.
If I were this CEO, I'd tell all the pencil-necked civil servants who work for Medina to take a hike. Let's see the city spend some taxpayer dollars
on lawyers and sue to collect and see what happens.
edit on 7/23/2014 by schuyler because: (no reason given)