[StBernard] St. Bernard layoffs blamed on inaccurate sales tax project...

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Mon May 28 08:10:02 EDT 2012

this was just a futuristic view of what could happen if Peralta doesn't get
a grip on the parish financial hardships.

***causing the parish budget to go belly up---someone else can take
on the
problem and blame you!!! JUST AN OPINION!!!***

How will Peralta be responsible for the parish budget going "belly
up" ?

Seems like he has come in, reviewed revenues, saw sales tax
estimates were
overly inflated by the previous administration and now there's a
hole in the
budget. He's reducing the number of employees. I'd say the next
thing to
do is try to renegotiate the garbage contract and cut back on
Reduce road maintenance to what is absolutely the minimum necessary.
Perhaps increase the rents at the auditorium maybe? And the last,
absolutely last thing would be to try for a sales tax increase. I
say sales
tax increase instead of millage increases because that way,
*everyone* pays,
not just home/property owners.

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