Category Archives: Other Issues

Mr. Bohenko Can Not Spin Gold Out of Straw

At the time $7MM was bonded for the library it was to cost taxpayers $4MM, with $3MM to be raised through private contributions. Recent developments indicate we are currently looking at a taxpayer funded cost of $7,242,404, assuming an additional … Continue reading

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Herald Supports Charter Change Petition

Monday, 03 October 2005 The Portsmouth Herald Editorial Board came out supportive of the APT sponsored petition to change the city charter and require 2/3 of the council vote to pass the annual budget. ” Click here to read the … Continue reading

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APT Sponsors Charter Change Petition

Contributed by APT Editors Monday, 26 September 2005 Emily Aronson of the Portsmouth Herald covers the APT’s petition to change the charter to require a 2/3 council vote to pass the annual budget. Martin Cameron, Chairman of the Charter Change … Continue reading

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Budget Should Require 2/3 Vote

Written by Martin A. Cameron Monday, 19 September 2005 The following is a detailed analysis of why the APT is supporting a charter change to require a 2/3 vote of the Council to pass the annual budget.During the June 6 … Continue reading

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Change the Charter!!!

Monday, 12 September 2005 The Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers is supporting a petition requesting the City Council change the charter. The proposed change would require a 2/3 majority of the council to approve the annual budget, the same majority as … Continue reading

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Regular Audits Required

Contributed by Ted Mahoney Saturday, 02 July 2005 The performance of our Department Heads, Council, and Boards during the budget process made apparant the need for regular performance audits of our city departments.Audit, from the Latine audire, which means “to … Continue reading

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Library Costs Now $8.3MM, Is This Finally The End?

Tuesday, 05 April 2005 The Portsmouth City Council approved taking $1MM from the city’s fund balance to pay for increased library costs. They have now approved $8.3MM for the library, which at one time was to cost taxpayers $4MM. Is … Continue reading

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To the Council: Don’t Use Fund Balance for the Library!

Contributed by APT Editors Monday, 04 April 2005 This letter was mailed to each member of the City Council on Apr 1, 2005, and presented at the Council meeting on Apr 4th to express the Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers (APT) … Continue reading

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Taxpayers Outraged! But Not Surprised…

In response to Diane Kelley-Tefft’s January 28, 2005 ´Right To Know¡ request, which asked City Manager Bohenko a series of questions about library, we were flabbergasted to read the following: ‘The total cost of building the new library on Parrot … Continue reading

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City Employees 1995

City Employees 1995

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