UCCF 4/19/18: Open Space Theft – 2018


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With the only response being:
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To which I respond:

Open Space tax collected:

Open Space Trust fund Purchases (when they were making purchases):

In the opinion of someone whose salary was being paid out of the Open Space Trust Fund:

Revenue items in Union County budgets coming from the Open Space Trust Fund:

 

If Open Space money could be used for parks’ budgets then no properties would ever need to have been purchased – which obviously was not the intent of the law. It became especially necessary for Union County to steal this money for their budget in 2011 when the Christie ‘2%’ tax cap came in and it was a case of either coming up with a revenue stream outside the cap or making cuts in appropriations. Since Union County has been just under the cap each year, this scheme has cost taxpayers at least $80 million in additional taxes that otherwise could not have been assessed since it would have exceeded the cap.

Incidentally, it also happened to be at this time that the county gave away lifetime health benefits for certain retirees, including this guy:
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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by readslikeamafiabook on April 26, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    The UCIA wanted to name a building after Jerry Green … SLUM LORD who UCIA paid him a lottery for his shit holes. Can’t make this shit up.

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  2. […] I became suspicious of bond rating firms and the amount of research they do when Union County started getting AAAs even with among the highest taxes in the nation, failed projects to support, and the possibility that the state will wake up to their ongoing theft of Open Space trust fund money. […]

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  3. […] for adoption their 2018 budget which included more theft of Open Space Trust Fund money. I have reported this several times to the freeholders but made the conscious choice not to attend the meeting* since I would again be ignored by this […]

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  4. […] for adoption their 2018 budget which included more theft of Open Space Trust Fund money. I have reported this several times to the freeholders but made the conscious choice not to attend the meeting* since I would again be ignored by this […]

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  5. […] that money how deep is Moodys looking into the county’s books? Do they know about the Open Space Slush Fund? Do they wonder if taxpayers in a county with among the highest taxes in the nation will continue […]

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