Dublin hits a high note with rollout of community bands | The Columbus Dispatch

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Cornet player Tony Philipp, 44, in gray, practices with others in the Dublin Silver Band in a session at New Albany High School.

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easyone

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Clintonville is a suburb? We can dream, but when we wake up we still have the same stupid mayor and city council as Columbus.
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Just one more example of a taxpayer funded project without taxpayer approval, led by a special interest group to suit their own purpose. Is there any wonder about why Dublin property and buisness taxes are so high? Sure it was funded with a grant but where do you think the money came from. What does government not understand about overspending our money without our approval??
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black lion wrote:
Just one more example of a taxpayer funded project without taxpayer approval, led by a special interest group to suit their own purpose. Is there any wonder about why Dublin property and buisness taxes are so high? Sure it was funded with a grant but where do you think the money came from. What does government not understand about overspending our money without our approval??
The grant came from hotel/motel tax proceeds collect by dublin from visitors. It is quite feasible, these bands will be used for community events such as Murifield, Irish festival, and others that generate that income.

Because Dublin is a municipality, it can not exceed its cash budget and print more money so not overspending, just making policy choices on how to spend from the proceeds.

This is a representative democracy, not Athens where go vote on the hill on every issue every Saturday. You approve by a majority based on who you elect. If don't like government spending hotel/motel tax money on bands as a public policy choice, then run for office on that platform or vote for someone who doesn't like it either.

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