Posts Tagged ‘Councilmember William Carroll

15
Apr
10

3 Council Members Show Courage – 1 Cent Tax Defeated

Councilmember Connie Hudson

Councilmember Connie Hudson

Councilmember John Williams

Councilmember John Williams

Councilmember Gina Gregory

Councilmember Gina Gregory

Congratulations  Councilmembers Connie Hudson, John Williams and Gina Gregory for taking a tough stand on the 1 Cent Tax ordinance.  We should thank each of these elected officials for realizing there is a better way to deal with the budget shortfall rather than a new sales tax.

The biggest disappointment for our city was Councilmember William Carroll.  When he was faced with the opportunity to step up for his district… he failed.   Instead of taking a stand, he decided to abstain from voting.  Whether he would have voted for or against the proposal is not the issue, the fact that he abstained, speaks volumes on his leadership capabilities for the City of Mobile.  However, the truly sad part of this story is that Councilmember Carroll is the Chairman of the Finance Committee for the City Council.

While we are proud of those who stood up to the task, they must now remain vigilant and stay the course for no new taxes and no new fees.  The financial mess facing the City of Mobile can be worked out without the need for the drastic measures that have been recently discussed at City Hall.  In our opinion Councilmember Connie Hudson has been leading the charge of new options and ideas, and we hope that other City Council members will continue to work with her for a viable solution to the financial shortfall.

As Winston Churchill once said, “There is no such thing as a good tax”.  We couldn’t agree more.

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