Ontario readers offer their opinions on the 1 percent tax vote

Stop the waste, listen to ideas

To the Editor:

Ontario leaders claim there is no ‘fluff’ to cut. Granted, they are not in a position to know where the waste is. However, the department heads are, so why not use the most logical of ideas. Other leaders use this method, its simple. A few years ago, county officials told all department heads to cut their budget by 10 percent. They did this two years in a row. Guess what, it worked.

Many money-saving recommendations were made in the Police Study, as well as the Fire Study; none were followed. The City recently paid $170,000 for a mini dump truck – decisions like these are not defendable. These are only a few examples. 

City officials say no one comes forward with ideas . . .