See How Some Council Members Voted to Spend Your Tax Money

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    Malden speak up. Speak loud. 

    A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.


    Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
     
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    [QUOTE]Although it WAS NOT posted on the docket, on Tuesday, January 18th, our city council voted 9-2 in favor of a meals tax .  As pointed out by Councillor at Large Deborah Fallon on tv last night,this ia a tax in which hundreds of Malden residents signed a petition stating they were against the tax.  Councillor at Large Fallon voted against the tax. Councillors voting in favor of the meals tax measure said that other communities already had this type of tax.  Well, have we not all heard this saying..."Just because someone else is doing something foolish doesn't mean you have to do it."  Councillors you did not listen to your voters.  You did not listen to your small business owners. Another measure,  ALSO not posted on the docket , was also pushed through.  Once again, the council voted 8-2 to support a bond issue of $6 million last night and most likely an additional $6 million dollars will follow very soon.  These are loans, loans taxpayers will have to pay back.  Councillors Kinnon and Nestor pushed the measure stating that the bond rates are historically low so we should seek these funds now.  Councillors Fallon, Condon, and Murphy questioned why city councillors were seeking out such a large amount of funding during these difficult economic times.  Ultimately, only Councillor Fallon voted against the meaure to borrow more money in the finance committee meeting.  Councillors Condon and Murphy voted to approve the additional funds for taxpayers to pay back. Just because the rates are low doesn't mean we should be borrowing money that has to be paid back.  This is a total of $12 million dollars being borrowed in an economic environment in which cuts are being made to local schools and public safety. Our schools are in need of repairs, as well as other public buildings in the city which are deteriorating.   Councillor Kinnon claimed these improvements will add value to our community by comparing these improvement to our own homes. Well, in my estimation, maintaining your home is NOT the same thing as adding an inground pool, a hot tub, and state of the art media room. These, so called, capital improvement projects are simply not prudent. In tough economic times, we need to take care of the basics first.  That is to maintain our public safety, maintain our facilities, and provide a learning environment which is productive for our children. To add insult to injury, the projects which will be funded are hardly "must be done" projects. 1. Purchasing High Rock to preserve open space for one particular neighborhood. 2. Renovating Waitt's Mount is not going to deter the problems which persist at night. It is still a desolate part of the community and will continue to be a source of problems. 3. Renovating tot lots in areas which are not in need of repair or replacement when compared to other city parks which are in deplorable condition. 4 Purchasing an armored vehicle for surveillance and additional survellience cameras...do we need only technology or officers on the street too? Do we need to be monitored on tape all over the city? 5.Do we need to install artificial turf at MacDonald Stadium to the tune of $1million? 6.Renovate the Oak Grove Community Building The second $6million  will go towards funding renovations at South Broadway Park and Pine Banks. Mr. Kinnon's school, MVRCS, in which he is the founder and Chairman of the board, will gain the most from the $2-3 million dollar renovation of South Broadway.  MV will have exclusive use of this field for the next 30 years during prime time usage hours.  Should we be using taxpayer dollars to fund an athletic facility for Mystic Valley's prime use? Mystic Valley, under the direction of Mr. Kinnon, has purchased a city fire station (which the city now rents from MV), a school, and then tried to take over Roosevelt Field under a long term lease agreement in order to enhance their $10 million athletic facility at the former Davidson Chevrolet lot. So Malden voters and taxpayers, what do you think?  Let's hear it here and let your city leaders hear what you have to say. www.cityofmalden.org
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    yup.....No conflict of interest there with the Ward 6 councilor??????
     
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    incorruptibility:

    Thanks for your post.

    My thoughts are that we should be electing officials that listen to the concerns of the voters and residents of this city, and the vast majority of the City Council representatives DO NOT.

    They can hear our appeals all they want, but at the end of the day, they'll vote for their self-interests or tow the Mayor's line.

    We badly need new blood in the Mayor's office and the City Council, and to vote out the incumbents, but this is easier said than done, as a lot of the voters are either not aware of the issues affecting this city or could care less, and they keep voting for these incumbents over and over again. You get the picture?

     
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    Very nicely presented. 

    I completely agree with the premise that you cannot plead poverty at the same time that you are taking out “cheap” loans for bocce courts, etc..

    http://www.shadleyassociates.com/project?project=67

     

     

     

     
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    have I ever mentioned that we have the worst mayor in the country. And the crooks he has working for him and the city council gang members he has ripping us off. More proof the city will be better off when he and his gang are gone.  HIRE MORE POLICE!!!!  Ic ould give a crap about the MV playground
     
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    Actually, I would be in favor if they instead focused it on revitalizing the downtown, that should be number one priority. Number two, hire more police, third, hire more police, and then let the school raise its own funds.

     
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    How about ridding the city of sober houses and drug treatment centers? That would cost next to nothing and knock down the crime wave we have experienced the past few years. Why else do you think people won't move a business into this blighted city? Build all the parks you want but if there are junkies hanging out everywhere, who wants to live here? Duh???
     
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