Saturday, March 31, 2012
Passaic, N.J. Considers Charging For Emergency Calls
Most would agree that one of the most fundamental legitimate services of Government, especially at the local/town/village/city level, is to respond to emergencies on behalf of imperiled Citizens.
If that is the mandate, it should be assigned funds to do the task.
So, here's the question: If Passaic doesn't have the money to answer fire and accident calls, their fundamental task to which first funds should go - for what are they paying?
Before a citizen has to pay (above and beyond taxes) for a fire engine, should the Mayor be paid a salary?
Where is the money being spent?
Here's the story.
Posted by K at 4:31 PM