Campbell County Meetings are held on the
2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 7 pm.
The next meeting will be held on 6/27 at:
by Larry Robinson
By now everyone has seen the commercials about “Blocked by the Bridge” which were even run during yesterday’s UK-UL basketball game $$$! There is a lot of information on this issue which we will be getting out to the public in the coming weeks. We will print 10,000 handouts for our members to distribute, we are going to do TV interviews and use several other outlets to clarify the facts on this issue.
The first thing to do is to contact our state legislators using the Green Sheets and tell them NOT to support the Public Private Partnership. Our legislators must pass a resolution in order for this to happen, and we can stop that by flooding Frankfort with Green Sheets. Please call and tell the operator to inform your legislators, The Northern Kentucky Caucus, and all state legislators that you are opposed to the creation of the Public Private Partnership. The Number is 1-800-372-7181. The operator is on duty Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to do the same.
When the legislators arrive at their offices we want several thousand Green Sheets on each desk telling them not to support this movement. Again tell the operator that you want the Green Sheet to go to your Senator and Representative, The NKY Caucus and all state legislators. We were told several times by visiting elected officials that piles of Green Sheets on their desk get their attention.
Remember this, the Public Private Partnership is nothing more than a “Special Taxing District”. They will not be under the direction of elected officials, they will be able to change the tolls/taxes when they want to, and we will never get rid of them once they take over this project. Please help to stop this movement now!
by Garth Kuhnhein
If you want to learn about the library tax and what all the fuss is about in Campbell County over the library then you need to watch this. Charlie Coleman, Erik Hermes and I recorded a cable access show explaining the reasons to oppose the Library tax increase.
The first airing will be tonight Tuesday, October 23 @ 5:30pm on Insight channel #21 and Cincinnati Bell Channel #811.
It will next air on Thursday Oct 25th @8:30pm
by Larry Robinson
All the discussions are coming to an end, the pros and cons have been voiced by both sides on this issue and I believe the reasons to vote AGAINST is very compelling. Just this past Friday in the Enquirer, 19 properties were listed for "Commissioner's Sale" which means 19 people lost properties for some reason. The economy in our county may have improved for some, but we have a long way to go before the un-employed, including those who gave up looking, drops down below 8%.
Another reason is simply the need. Just looking at the library's own map, under 15,000 residences fall into the area surrounding this branch, not enough to support this size of a facility. The design is way too expensive, the need for a basement never proven, the reason for such large meeting rooms never provided. Is this going to be a local library or is it a large community center?
We were told they would listen to the communities voices when they held their 6 meetings, but we were lied to. As everyone who attended these listening sessions know, there were more questions than answers, more against than for, and lots of suggestions to decrease costs shot down on the spot by the library. Now they are on record saying that the wording of the ballot issue does not mean what it says, and if they want to build, even if it goes down to defeat, they might build anyway.
This board and the director want our tax dollars to spend as they wish no matter what we say and this must stop. We must push our legislators to correct the un-democrat process of Unelected Bureaucrats having the power to Tax and Spend without accountability to the taxpayer. The Tea Party does not acccept this process and will fight in Frankfort to make special taxing districts accountable.
by Larry Robinson
We have our last meeting before the Election on Thursday Night, 7:00PM at 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport. Any and all candidates who want to speak may sign-up for a 5 minute speaking slot just like all our regular meetings, there will be NO debating, just your chance to give us the best reason to vote for you. Our members will be asking questions, but no opponents or their representatives will be able to ask questions. Jack will control the time and monitor the questioning.
Saturday’s Literature Drop
Saturday was not the best weather to be out climbing steps and placing literature bags on front doors but 10 Tea Party supports showed up and we covered most of Bellevue and a good part of Dayton. We have about 500 bags left to distribute in Cold Spring, Highland Heights and Fort Thomas so if you want to drop some in your neighborhood let me know and I will get some to you. Because we are out of literature after those bags are gone we will finish up with individual drops and no longer do the Saturday groups drop.
Kentucky has SURPLUS MONEY!!!
I did not know until just this Friday that Kentucky has soooo much surplus money they can give $650,000 to a private group to do a study on their privately owned property. I bet every developer with a wild ideal is on their way to Frankfort to get a meeting with Keene type legislatures for their share of the windfall! I guess all the state maintained roads are in truly great shape that the Road Department can give away this money. Read more about this here…http://www.nkyteaparty.org/index.php/1408-the-chicago-way-in-newport-and-kentucky
by James Berg
In the age of the internet the paper book is becoming obsolete. The need for grand facilities to store them should have decreased. A library web page could easily substitute for a many of these costly and lavish monuments to obsolescence. It seems to me that one central library per county would be adequate. If branches are necessary they should be small utilitarian places with some computer terminals, and a place to pick items ordered form the central stacks. We can no longer afford empire building at public expense.