Although this is a bit late, I would like to offer my two-cents worth concerning the failure to increase the Delaware City income tax.
I agree with other writers when they pointed out there was no end point for the raise, but what concerned me was how much the council “fathers” wanted. I remember reading the wish list in The Gazette and my first thought was “good grief, what are these individuals thinking?”
In my humble opinion, that wish list was like letting children loose in a candy store, wanting everything. Instead council should have chosen the top three to five projects, those projects that are desperately needed to be completed and then set a time limit of five years.
Once those projects are completed, then come back to the voters with another mini-list instead of dumping everything on us at once.
— Carolyn Pittman