The County Executive Don Cunningham was present at the meeting and chose to answer my question. He stated that he was going to fund this on a “pay as you go”. He thinks that trying to create a Trust fund is not in the best interest of the Taxpayers. Although Lehigh County it not the only local Government in this position it dose have the largest amount of unfunded liabilities.
On another issue Res: 2011-03 Supporting the renewal of “Growing Greener” by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This is State grants money for “Green “ projects. In the past the County has received approx. 12 mil. over the last 10 or so years. What some Commissioners fail to understand, is that we are broke. The Cities, Counties and State are all Broke. Many of the Commissioners think, it should be business as usual. From my perspective they just don't get it. I want the Governor and Legislators to cut any program that is not part of the core responsibility of State Government.
Vote: NO Glenn Eckhart, Dean Browning, Andy Roman
YES Percy Dougherty, Thomas Creighton, Gloria Hamm,William Hensell,David Jones,Daniel McCarthy
The video of this meeting has not been posted as of the posting.
I asked Thomas Creighton to please give more information on bills, at the meeting so people will have more information when watching the videos. The information should be : Any saving over last year (costs),What is it,Why is it needed, how long is it for, can we do without it.
He has been distracted lately. His year of learning should be over. For the last year I have been gentle in my posts. Now I expect him to produce. He considers himself a “Conservative” now he must show it.