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Re: WRTA sales tax to be on ballot
Posted by: Suburbs (IP Logged)
Date: January 19, 2008 02:00PM

People in the suburbs...VOTE NO!!!!!

Hasn't it been great since WRTA cut service to the suburbs? No human trash standing around holding their freshly shoplifted items waiting for the garbage truck to take them back to their rathole. No more litter left behind at their makeshift "bus stops". Keep the WRTA trash haulers out!!!


WRTA....A shoplifter you know depends on us.

Re: WRTA sales tax to be on ballot
Posted by: G I Luvmoney (IP Logged)
Date: January 19, 2008 02:14PM

Okay, but let's look at what Stark County is paying for all that. It's a whole lot more than the $7.5 mil the WRTA would like us to fork over.

Stark Area Regional Transit Authority’s Net Assets
NET ASSETS
2006 2005
Current assets $ 4,790,055 $ 5,543,442
Capital assets, net $ 19,545,695 $ 18,794,568
Total assets $ 24,335,750 $ 24,338,010
Current liabilities $ 1,582,480 $ 2,350,830
Total liabilities $ 1,582,480 $ 2,350,830



That's from their financial report: [www.sartaonline.com]

I have no doubt that the WRTA would like to have $24 million to play with, but Stark County has a lot more going on than Mahoning County, financially.

Wonder what Stark County could do with $7.5 million? Provide all this service to their whole county?

Re: WRTA sales tax to be on ballot
Posted by: city_resident (IP Logged)
Date: January 19, 2008 06:18PM

Thanks for the link!

Look at page 29. There, you can see that the "Gross sales taxes received" for 2006 is $11,683,697. Mahoning county's population is about 66% of Stark county's. 66% of $11.7 million is about $7.7 million.

Re: WRTA sales tax to be on ballot
Posted by: well then (IP Logged)
Date: January 19, 2008 10:21PM

I noticed that SARTA has a lot of other income, too, besides sales tax revenues. Grant monies, things like that.

Still, it looks like, financially anyway, WRTA could run buses to the outlying areas. But I'll still be very surprised if anyone outside of Youngstown, who stands to get a tax break out of the deal, votes for it.

I think what it'll come down to is that nobody wants an extra quarter percent sales tax, and the rural areas have never had buses, so they don't see the need for them now, and won't be willing to bite a tax bullet to pay for what they don't want anyway.

Ferraro has his work cut out for him.

Re: WRTA sales tax to be on ballot
Posted by: city_resident (IP Logged)
Date: January 19, 2008 10:58PM

well then Wrote:
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> But I'll still be very surprised if anyone outside of
> Youngstown, who stands to get a tax break out of
> the deal, votes for it.

The only people outside of Youngstown who would get a tax break are landlords who own property in the city.

I'd love to see my property taxes drop by almost $50/yr. But, frankly, I also don't think this tax will pass. But, as someone who regularly rides the bus, I'm going to do my best to make sure the facts are clear.

Re: WRTA sales tax to be on ballot
Posted by: Vote no (IP Logged)
Date: January 20, 2008 10:53AM

Your damn right it won't pass! We don't want those big white and green pigs pooping out criminals on your streets.

Re: WRTA sales tax to be on ballot
Posted by: clint (IP Logged)
Date: January 21, 2008 11:14AM

i have yet to read about shoplifters riding a wrta bus to make a get away,i think they drive cars

Re: WRTA sales tax to be on ballot
Posted by: yeah (IP Logged)
Date: January 21, 2008 01:27PM

They ride the bus out to Boardman, then steal a car or at least a bicycle and do NOT take the bus back home.

Well that's what I heard!!!

Re: WRTA sales tax to be on ballot
Posted by: king (IP Logged)
Date: January 28, 2008 07:31PM

Dear Vindy,

What is the % of homes entering foreclosure with negative equity in the Mahoning Valley?

Thanks

Re: WRTA sales tax to be on ballot
Posted by: city_resident (IP Logged)
Date: January 28, 2008 09:16PM

king Wrote:
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> Dear Vindy,
>
> What is the % of homes entering foreclosure with
> negative equity in the Mahoning Valley?
>
> Thanks

It would probably be a better idea to ask this in a new thread.

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