The John Day town hall meeting was a love fest proposing their “tax and spend” mentality the Biden administration is forcing on us. The pawns in this scenario of an additional levy are our police force. It alarms me the police did not fight for it as a safety issue while in the budget process. No one wants to defund the police, but the JD administration has already done that in total disregard to its citizens. Safety is the primary function of any government (police and fire). To cover the cost overrun of the fire hall, the city transferred funds from the water fund for a loan to be paid back by the JDFD and JDRFD for this mistake. Now this levy is an attempt to force more debt on citizens for the police. Both have been ignored and are being used as collateral to tax and spend. The city has already been given, in the…

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