Keep Framingham Affordable

Working to Keep Your
Taxes Affordable

Every tax is a pay cut.
Every tax cut is a pay raise.

Citizens for Limited Taxation

Dear Framingham Taxpayer

If you have been reading the newspapers lately, you have no doubt noticed that our Town Manager, George P. King, Jr. has proposed a $90 million Proposition 2 1/2 Capital Override to be placed on the ballot for a townwide election in April, 2005. If it passes, the average single family tax bill will additionally increase $186 above and beyond the 2002 Operational Override, not the to mention the 2000 High School debt exclusion Override.

This is the first capital override proposed to partially satisfy the needs of our Director of Public Works, Peter Sellers who tells us that we will need $500 million to "repair" our infrastructure. If this $90 million capital Override is placed on the ballot and it passes, our Board of Selectman will have increased taxes by 15% in a mere three years, not to mention our recent water and sewer rates increase.

  • Fiscal 2003 - 2.5% each year + 5% operational override
  • Fiscal 2004 - 2.5% each year + water/sewer rate increase
  • Fiscal 2005 - 2.5% each year + capital override.
At this pace, how long will it be before you can no longer afford to live here.  After all, you do intend to retire on a smaller salary.

It is our intention to slow down the continuing demand by the town for more money to solve its financial management problems.  We believe that the Town should be forced to live within its means like the average family does.  In times of recession, we would also expect it to tighten its belt, like many small businesses must do to balance their books.

We are launching a campaign to defeat The Immense Override of 2005 with the creation of a Keep Framingham Affordable committee.  We have put together an aggressive plan which will require raising $10,000 to pay for signs, bumper stickers, mailings and brochure distribution.  This may seem like a lot of money, but it is simply a one-time investment of $10 thousand to save $6.03 million in your tax dollars, not just next year, but each and every year after that for 25 years.

A permanent web site has been set up to fight this override and future overrides at: http://www.no-more-overrides.org

To help us reach our goals, we ask if you can donate $100 to this effort.  The $100 you send now may save you $186 each year for 25 years.  If you are unable to donate this amount, please send us $75, $50 or even $25. We are cognizant of the poor economy and simply ask that you help us according to your means.

The defeat of this $90 million override will save the taxpayers of Framingham $16,526 a day every day for 25 years.

Thank you in advance for anything you can do to assist our efforts.

Keep Framingham Affordable, 65 Delmar Avenue, Framingham, MA 01701
http://www.no-more-overrides.org

Harold J. Wolfe, Committee Head   hjw2001@gmail.com    508-877-5541

Let's Stop the Prop 2 1/2 Override! Enclosed is my contribution of:

___$100     ___$75      ___$50     ___$25      ___Other

Please make check payable to

Keep Framingham Affordable
65 Delmar Avenue
Framingham, MA 01701

___ I will put a sign in my yard
___ I want a bumper sticker
___ I will make phone calls
___ I will distribute flyers

Name_______________________________________ Phone (_____) ___________________

Address___________________________________ Framingham, MA       Zip_________

E-mail, if available (we will send you campaign updates)

_________________________________________

The defeat of this $90 million override will save the taxpayers of Framingham $16,526 a day every day for 25 years.

Keep Framingham Affordable, 65 Delmar Avenue, Framingham, MA 01701
http://www.no-more-overrides.org

Harold J. Wolfe, Committee Head   hjw2001@gmail.com    508-877-5541

WANT A "NO MORE OVERRIDES" SIGN?       Call 508-877-5541      THANKS!
Your help is critical!

Send comments to: hjw2001@gmail.com