Starve the beast
Vote NO on changing the sales tax allocation.
Let the City Council continue to fund economic development by budget item as they do now and as the County, which doesn't collect sales tax, has to do.
Instead how about becoming more efficient in local government? An example: When I was commissioner the population of Red Willow County was some 12,800 people. The latest estimate is 10,867 (for year 2014) and we are the primary source to pay the present city sales tax.
Meanwhile the total number of law enforcement personnel have what doubled? With less than 11,000 people to look after maybe we don't need the luxury of both a McCook City Police force and a Red Willow County Sheriff's department.
Maybe one or the other could do both jobs. Pay for your search for economic development out of the money saved.
Look I am not anti-law enforcement. I personally know most of our local law enforcement worker bees and think the world of them. Good people. Good neighbors. It would be a problem to reduce their numbers and not hurt the very people who are doing a great job.
Our ongoing problem is tax spenders with their socialistic endeavor to ever grow government. The only way we the tax payers have to control it is to starve the beast. Vote NO.
And that is how I see it.