Following is Mr. Martz's release:
TOM MARTZ for CITY COUNCIL - GENERAL A
March 2, 2009
P R E S S R E L E A S E
For Immediate Release
I am pleased to announce my full support of the “Save Our Springfield” citizens coalition proposal to allow the voters to decide if the current ¼ cent CIP Sales Tax should be allowed to sunset in 2010, and be replaced by a new ¼ cent Sales Tax to go directly to the Police and Fire Retirement Pension Plan.
This tax neutral proposal would ensure that the City meets its legal obligations as required by the State of Missouri, while still forcing the City to reduce expenses and spending to fully fund the Pension Plan.
Springfield is blessed to have citizens who will step up to find real alternatives to the City’s failed tax increase solution. The Save Our Springfield citizens group, which drew up this proposal, gave their own time, energy and effort to find a workable solution to this problem, and I support their efforts and their proposal.
Tom Martz, Candidate for City Council – General Seat A
Contact: Tom Martz, Tele: 417-894-4322
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