“I will dedicate myself to protecting Cape Cod families, seniors and businesses from the unnecessary burden of massive new county government taxes and water bill increases.”
- Eric R. Steinhilber
Eric for County Commissioner Radio - Endorsement
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PO Box 974
Barnstable, MA 02630
Press Release - October 23, 2012County Officials Endorse Steinhilber
Press Release - October 17, 2012Steinhilber Will Bring Responsible Fiscal Leadership to Barnstable County
Press Release - September 27, 2012Former Commissioner Mary LeClair Endorses Steinhilber for County Commissioner
Press Release - September 25, 2012Steinhilber: County ‘MWRA’ Taxing Authority Push Continues
Press Release - September 17, 2012Steinhilber: 1, MWRA on Cape Cod: 0
Press Release - August 9, 2012Steinhilber starts bid for county commissioner
Barnstable Patriot - March 30, 2012
Eric says “NO MWRA for Cape Cod.” Eric will lead the charge against the creation of a Cape-Wide Regional Wastewater Authority, which would burden Cape residents with new taxes and huge water bill increases. Eric will seek the protection of our water resources through the enforcement of existing regulations and common-sense, cost-effective solutions.
Eric will fight to stop any and all attempts to impose new county taxes on the families, seniors, and businesses of Cape Cod. Eric will work to protect residents by stopping Cape-wide sewer project proposals, which alone, could cost each homeowner over $60,000 in new taxes.
Eric will support efforts to maintain the Assembly of Delegates to ensure a ‘citizen legislature’ for all towns to have a local voice in County Government.
Eric will encourage smart economic development and strive to streamline or eliminate undue regulations and authorities which limit job growth on Cape Cod.
Eric will work with local leaders and historians to secure private funding for a County Museum to preserve and celebrate the history of Barnstable County.
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) controls water and sewer services to several towns and municipalities in the Boston area. It was created in 1985 when it achieved its own revenue stream and broke away from the former Metropolitan District Commission (MDC).
If the County succeeds in creating an MWRA type authority for Cape Cod, it would be an economic disaster, leading to new taxes, huge increases in our water bills, job losses, and political patronage hires. Eric believes we can solve issues with our existing structure and regulations-we do not need more taxpayer funded government. Eric will work to protect our families, our residents on fixed income, and our small businesses from the undue and unnecessary burden of new taxes and water bill increases.