Contact: Rob Cunningham
Barnstable, MA. - The push to create an MWRA-style Taxing Authority to manage wastewater on Cape Cod is not a new idea. For nearly ten years, County and State politicians have supported its creation and the votes by Commissioner Flynn and Lyons this year to move forward with a recommendation to create an MWRA type Authority for Cape Cod is yet another step towards fulfilling this decade-long wish by several well-placed individuals.
A recently leaked Wastewater Task Force memo disappointingly shows that, despite the verbal protests by Commissioner Flynn and Lyons to the contrary, the push for an MWRA-style Taxing Authority continues today. The documents and the MWRA for Cape Cod Timeline released today exposes the truth and will allow reasonable persons to reach their own conclusion.
“While publically they deny this plan, there are many who continue their work to impose a massive new taxing Authority on the people of Cape Cod and we must remain vigilant. If I am elected County Commissioner, I will end this reckless pursuit and protect our families, seniors, businesses, and taxpayers from unnecessary new taxes and bigger government,” said Steinhilber. “I will advocate for low-cost, common-sense solutions, and local control over wastewater decisions. I will not allow the proponents of a taxing Authority and big pipe solutions to drive the debate.”
Eric Steinhilber lives in Barnstable with his wife and two small children. He is a Realtor and the Development Director for the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound. He is Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Hyannis and Former Vice-Chairman of the Barnstable Economic Development Commission. For further information, please visit: www.EricForCC.com