People are referring to the tax as the Amazon tax, since it only targets large employers. They also tried to pass a 1% income tax on incomes above $1M/yr which is clearly targeting Amazon execs. That was ruled to violate the state constitution which says taxes much be applied evenly to everyone.
I posted in another thread that property tax revenue is up 38% compared to the peak before the financial crisis. Population is up 10%. The county has more money per person that it did before. It’s managing it’s money terribly.
These insane budget over runs are why there aren’t more infrastructure projects. This is why we shouldn’t trust governments to spend money responsibly. There’s not enough accountability. There’d be a bunch of people fired before a company missed budget numbers by that much. These
Don’t get me started on the protesters against a juvenile detention facility. They don’t think any juvenile should be put in jail. I hope a juvenile delinquent slashes their car tires.