Tahlequah Daily Press

October 31, 2011

No tax for B&GC


TAHLEQUAH — Editor, Daily Press:

After reading the Daily Press story on Oct. 20 and 21, regarding the Boys & Girls Club request for the city to put a tax for the nonprofit BG&C on a city ballot, it is apparent that Tahlequah has a mayor who will stand up for the residents of Tahlequah and not pander to anyone who wants a piece of the tax money.

Mayor Jason Nichols has asked the B&GC and the Tahlequah Public Schools administration some tough questions that they should have been asking themselves about running their respective organizations. He is basically saying that there is only so much money in this part of the world to go around, and basic services need to be met first.

Unfortunately, there are others who want all of the grant money they can get and when it is all gone, or dwindling, they want you to pony up some more money for them.

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