How To Cut Goodyear City Council’s Property Tax Increase in HALF


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.
Joanne Osborne
Salary: $12,511.67
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

Bill Stipp
Salary: $12,384.75
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

Sheri Lauritano
Salary: $12,384.75
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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2 Responses

  1. I find these benefits appalling….I suggest a recall of the responsible culprits.

  2. Don’t you people have ins from your real jobs either before council or presently employed,if not why do you expect full coverage health ins from a part time position? you should try to make a name for the council that you actually did some good while serving a term that would actually mean something improved for the city and not just personal gain.Isn’t anyone on medicare??? Donald Kerr (pebble creek snowbird) I pay property tax also as a homeowner and also pay sanitation fee’s 12 months a year.

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