Voices From The Readers – June 28, 2019

Voices From The Readers – June 28, 2019

Lunch Box GovernanceEditor:Recent actions taken by the Ocean City Council will impose two new taxes on businesses and second homeowners. More importantly, the frenzy of gift-giving to our resort employees, who rank among the highest paid across all municipalities, has been put on steroids with the council’s recent adoption of defined benefit retirements (“DBR’s”) for… Read more »

Voices From The Readers – May 3, 2019

Voices From The Readers – May 3, 2019

Continue The Fight, Pray To Cure CancerEditor:Spring showers bring May flowers, Mother’s Day, Springfest and Relay for Life. We are beach people and want warm and sunny weather. When we don’t get it, we become disappointed.In another situation, cancer patients, cancer survivors and cancer caretakers want a sunny cure for this dreaded disease, cancer.Disappointment in… Read more »

Voices From The Readers – April 19, 2019

Berlin Needs To Follow Standard Best PracticesEditor:The Government Finance Officers Association website details best practices for the level of fund balance that should be held by local governments. While they make exceptions for cities facing unusual financial situations or threat of natural disaster, the rule of thumb is two months of operational expenses (16.7%). In… Read more »