$681,000 is a lot of money. But lets forget about that for a minute.
This is what $50,000,000 looks like. (YES THAT IS 50 MILLION...not a misprint) That is the amount of money the city of Ferndale spends every single year. The picture above has
30 x 36 packages of $100 bill packs [$10,000 each!]...4 FEET DEEP!
Police and fire are less than 25% of that. Why is that the only part of the discussion???
But I digress...
I propose that there is a way to pull $2.1 Million from somewhere else...it is less than 4% of the budget.
VOTE NO ON THE MILLAGE INCREASE!