July 19, 2011

TAXPAYERS VS PUBLIC EMPLOYEE UNIONS:

Fung grim on pension impact for Cranston (Barbara Polichetti, 7/19/11, Providence Journal)

Imagine one of the state's largest cities without trash collection. No libraries. No senior center or services for the elderly. No recreation programs for children.

Imagine it with fewer police officers to patrol the streets and fewer firefighters to answer calls.

And residents would pay dearly for this dearth of services with one of the highest property taxes in the state.

This is the nightmare that Cranston Mayor Allan Fung is starting to imagine for his city.

Fung told members of a special pension advisory board Monday that without holistic changes to Rhode Island's public retirement plans, the City of Cranston will lose vital services next year.


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