Mental defectives on Toledo City Council voted FOR Stalin Finkbeiner's new city tax, which is code-named "trash fee" and will be attached to the water bill. And the unions continue to rule the city and help drive it into the ground.
Mr. Sobczak abstained from earlier votes on the trash fee because he is vice president of Teamsters Local 20, which represents about 250 employees, mostly in refuse and waste collection. He said he was advised he could vote for the budget bill, even though he abstained several times on trash-fee related ordinances on Thursday.
Voting FOR the new city tax :
- Joe Birmingham
- Mark Sobczak
- Rob Ludeman
- Betty Shultz
- George Sarantou
- Wilma Brown
- Phil Copeland
Voting AGAINST the new city tax :
- Michael Ashford
- Mike Craig
- Ellen Grachek
- Joe McNamara
- Frank Szollosi
Voting for flowers
More idiotic measures approved by old-guard, money-wasting politicians.
May 2, 2007 Toledo Blade story titled City Council votes funding for gardening
Voting in support were Councilmen Rob Ludeman, George Sarantou, Betty Shultz, Michael Ashford, Joe Birmingham, Wilma Brown, and Phil Copeland.Voting no were Councilmen Michael Craig, Ellen Grachek, Joe McNamara, and Frank Szollosi. Councilman Mark Sobczak was absent.
Check out the Betty Shultz's ridiculous justification:
It's hard to imagine how stupid, unethical people like Betty get elected. Wait a minute. It's Toledo, so it's easy to understand how this happens.
The flowers are planted. They don't grow on their own year after year, which would save money and make a lot more sense. These taxpayer-funded flowers are only around for a few months. So I guess Toledo isn't concerned about its looks and about attracting businesses during the other seven or eight months of the year when these roadside flowers don't exist.
Alleged Republicans Ludeman, Sarantou, Shultz, and Birmingham voted to waste taxpayer money on a symbolic gesture. All the NO voters were Democrats. Ellen Grachek continues to be most sensible person on Toledo City Council, which is why she is not seeking re-election this fall.