My Point Of View

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By Zonelle Cox Rainbolt

At the Cordell City Council held on Monday night, a number of individuals contributed their thoughts about the City’s proposed 2018-2019 fiscal year budget. Most who spoke were opposed to the increases on utility rates and funding for some projects, most notably the golf course.

I want to say, first thing, that I don’t like increased prices for anything, either. Given my preference, I would choose for prices of goods and services I use to decrease, not increase. But, I also am realistic enough to know that, in our present world, that is not likely to happen.

Do a Google search about prices from two years ago, the last time we had a utility increase built into our City budget, and you will discover that virtually everything costs more now than it did in 2016. A few examples include milk (from $3.19 in 2016 to $3.50 today), eggs (from $1.32 to $1.80) ground beef ($3.98 to $5.71) and gasoline (from $1.99 to $2.70).


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