Money well-spent

The Covington News - - OPINION -

It’s an old adage that once you give a dog a bone, you are not go­ing to be able to pull it back out of its mouth.

That’s why when Cov­ing­ton City Coun­cil­man Chris Smith sug­gested the coun­cil give $244,000 in tax rev­enues back to city tax­pay­ers in the form of a small tax break, we couldn’t help but chuckle.

Al­though we didn’t get a tax break, we do think it was pru­dent to spend the sur­plus money on law en­force­ment.

We have said be­fore that we like the As­signed Of­fi­cer pro­gram.

The pres­ence of po­lice cars in neigh­bor­hoods 24 hours day is a de­ter­rent to com­mu­nity crime. Plus, we ap­pre­ci­ate the idea of in­vest­ing now to save money in the fu­ture.

The fact we’re not go­ing to re­ceive a mil­lage rate in­crease in Cov­ing­ton is an­other pos­i­tive.

We commend the City Coun­cil for keep­ing our tax rate con­sis­tent and beef­ing up our pub­lic safety pro­gram.

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