Why is Jefferson County spending $80K of our tax money on a special election.? Why can they not wait to have a vote on the School levy next year when its an election year, instead of waiting for the May primary, they are spending $80,000 of our money to try to pull a fast one on the voters.They are wasting $80K of our tax dollars for a few months? Call Commissioners Dale Manuel, Patsy Noland and Jane Tabb and ask why! This is a huge waste of tax dollars, your dollars!
The $80,000 cost to hold the special election in December would be paid by the school board. There would be no cost if the levy was on the primary ballot.
FYI - Average teacher salary = $46K. Starting pay = $33K
The cost of holding this special election could pay the salaries of 2 teachers for an entire year and yet they wish to waste it on a special election instead of waiting a few months! Is this gross mis-management of citizen funds? Seems that Manuel, Noland and Tabb should be re-evaluated by the people of Jefferson county!
Commissioners Walter Pellish and Eric Bell said they opposed the Dec. 12 date because of the cost.