It’s really a shame our city leaders in 2016 didn’t have more faith in the citizens of Norwalk. If they did our city would still have $3.5 million more in the Light Fund Trust Account. More important than that, we have lost most of the earning power of this fund which had generated an additional $5.5 million over a 30-year period.
The most recent election proves that our citizens care very much about our city services, our schools and our seniors as four different levies passed.
The cost of a levy to pay for the fire station would have only cost the owner of a $100,000 home $38.50 per year. However, our city leaders at the time refused to consider that option because they believed the citizens of Norwalk would not support it.
On Nov. 6 of this year, the citizens of Norwalk supported the police levy by 60 percent at a cost of $31.50 per year on a $100,000 home. In addition to this levy, three other levies passed.
Our citizens have the best interests of our city in mind as has been proven time and time again. It’s too bad our city leaders didn’t have confidence in us back in 2016. For if they did, our city’s financial status would be much stronger today.