Since 1989 the city’s recreation budget incrementally increased until it peaked under mayor Jose “Joey” Torres in 2009.
A dozen staunch opponents of mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ recreation tax assembled in front of a recently built playground in School 25 to remind voters to cast their ballots against the proposed $3 million recreation levy.
More than 200 city residents — mostly taxpayers — came out to oppose mayor Jose “Joey” Torres recreation tax proposal on Thursday night at the School 25 cafeteria.
1st Ward city council candidate Veronica Ovalles, who collected more than a dozen signatures for mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ recreation tax, is distancing herself from the new tax proposal which seeks to raise $3 million from property owners to support recreation.
Three neighborhood associations have joined together for a “No New Tax” forum to oppose mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ recreation tax that will raise $3 million from property owners to support recreational facilities.
Three out of the five 1st Ward city council candidates said they oppose mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ recreation tax which – if approved by voters on November 3rd, 2015 – will raise $3 million from property owners in order to acquire and maintain recreational facilities.
The city’s governing body in a 5-3 vote approved the placement of the recreation tax — which will raise an additional $3 million from property owners to fund recreation — for voters’ consideration on the November 3rd, 2015 election on Tuesday evening.