If Goodyear city council would simply eliminate their own city subsidized healthcare, dental, and life insurance benefits packages, Goodyear could easily save HALF of Goodyear city council’s proposed 2% property tax increase to taxpayers and pass along the savings by reducing the proposed increase to 1%.
I’m not talking about benefit reductions to any other city employees, just the seven council members.
If GY city council had the will to do it, it’s that easy.
From Goodyear’s own website, Goodyear City Council’s proposed 2% property tax increase is expected to raise $153,000.
Just the three recently re-elected Goodyear council members Stipp, Osborne, and Lauritano who all ran as “fiscal conservatives” less than 90 days ago, receive annual health, dental, and life insurance benefits of over $60,000 per YEAR.
Just for these three.
Add in the rest of the 7 dwarfs’ benefits package costs and HALF of your proposed 2% property tax increase could be eliminated.
I did not hear any of the re-elected incumbents tell voters that they were running for re-election for the city provided healthcare benefits, did you? If the recently re-elected “fiscal conservatives” are really serving on Goodyear city council as “public servants” why not just eliminate their luxurious benefits package and pass along a 50% reduction in YOUR property tax increase?
I’ll tell you why. Because Stipp, Osborne, Lauritano, and Pizzillo are all on city council for the free health care, that’s why. Where else can you get free health care for attending nine three hour meetings a YEAR and when you can even have other jobs and call in to the meetings?
Don’t belive me? You have the opportunity to ask them why they won’t do it at their June 22 public meeting to take questions about the tax increase.
Unless they decide not to respond to questions just like at city council meetings.
* 18 month data. Multiply by 2/3 to annualize.
Benefits including personal and family healthcare, dental plan, and basic life insurance: $29,948.32
Travel Expenditures: $4,642.72
Total Expenditures: $47,102.71
Benefits including personal and family healthcare, dental plan, and basic life insurance: $29,876.56
Travel Expenditures: $3,225.87
Total Expenditures: $45,487.18
Benefits including personal and family healthcare, dental plan, and basic life insurance: $29,852.76
Travel Expenditures: $3,950.36
Total Expenditures: $46,187.87
All three of these individuals ran on promises of “fiscal conservatism.” In order to cut the recently announce
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