Packing your bags?

 

Just in a few days we will know how screwed Mayor Dickert is. Thinking that Obama is out of office (YES!) that the GOP has both Houses in Washington and in Madison (YES!!!) and as I said before the Grants to the City of Racine drys up, we have no money the budget cuts are coming down the pipe.

You the reader may recall that time and again I have begged the Mayor to bring everyone together to talk about how as a Citywe would handle this upcoming event.
Sadly that did not happen, our Mayor is acting like he and only he knows best and we just should shut up pay our taxes and kick into Racine Fair Share, a program that so far has netted the City nothing.

From today’s Journal Times 11/3/12  http://www.journaltimes.com/news/local/dickert-proposes-charging-villages-for-routine-fire-calls/article_9686623e-2633-11e2-8dec-001a4bcf887a.html Our Dictator as Mike Shields call him is now saying he is going to charge ” I am going to charge them to utilize my services and my people,” Dickert said.” How is that going to work out? Will  Mt Pleasant retaliate and charge The City of Racine for help with Police Calls? I would after all I think that Racine calls on MPPD far more then Mt Pleasant calls on Racine.

As well there is the whole idea about regional co operation, or this there?  Can Racine get away with being a big bully? I think not.

Racine is quickly falling apart drive by the old RUSD HQ see all the boarded up homes less then two blocks away.  Driving with long time resident of the City I found it sad to see an area that makes Frank Ave look good.

Back to the point there is nothing keeping us here. Some can sell their homes and move others as we have  seen simply walk away.  This will  go on more so once we start cutting basic services like Fire.

An increase in our tax bills will only encourage this what are we getting for our taxes? The happiness that comes from paying the Mayor’s legal bills?  Being #1 in unemployment? A new Footbridge across the Root River for the rich and white downtown Racine?

The Mayor should know that every time a home owner leaves the City its one less person to pay taxes and perhaps one more rental unit that will need city help and cost the City money.

I am making plans to get out perhaps you should too.

 

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4 Responses to Packing your bags?

  1. Elizabeth B. says:

    “Racine is quickly falling apart drive by the old RUSD HQ see all the boarded up homes less then two blocks away. Driving with long time resident of the City I found it sad to see an area that makes Frank Ave look good.

    Back to the point there is nothing keeping us here. Some can sell their homes and move others as we have seen simply walk away. This will go on more so once we start cutting basic services like Fire.”
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    Racine continues to inflate property values and use worthless real estate as collateral for bonds.

    1840 Center St. was sold by Bank of America for $300. THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS. About what a salvage yard would give you for a junk vehicle. Picture 1 is a snapshot of the property – I had to see if it truly existed – and it does. Picture 2 is proof of the sale.

    Picture 3, 4 and 5 are 1641 N. Memorial St. where property taxes haven’t been paid for 3 years. It has been abandoned, and it suffered from a fire. It is now a worthless shell, but it remains on the tax records with an assessed value of $46,887.47. This is property that is being peddled by John Dickert, David Hazen, and others as collateral to Bondholders who buy their debt.

    Picture 6 shows the tax records of 1641 N. Memorial Dr. along with the assessed value that is being used as collateral to Bondholders.

    Is The City of Racine deceiving Bondholders as to the true worth and condition of their collateral?

    http://racine.craigslist.org/rnr/3386815593.html

  2. enicar666 says:

    Burnt out and abandoned buildings – in arrears – still on the tax roll.

    Who will pay?

    http://racine.craigslist.org/rnr/3388229547.html

  3. Another Concerned Citizen says:

    Couldn’t this be considered fraud? A partially burned out house should be assessed at almost zero, you would think?

  4. Yes I was wrong about the election. I am not wrong about this city falling apart.

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