Skip to content

A “Better Belmar”? Let’s Look At The Belmar Of 2000.

If I had my druthers I would take the Belmar of 2000 over the Belmar we have today.  Ten years ago my taxes were less than 60% of what I pay today.  I could smoke on the beach without being hassled.  I didn’t have to come to a full stop at every *!!#*! intersection.  We hadn’t yet invited state social-engineering programs in the form of “Live Where You Work”, “Sustainable Jersey”, “Transit Village”, “Special Improvement District” and others into Belmar.  It was before the state imposed scores of environmental, housing, labor related, and other expensive mandates on the government of Belmar.  It was before all the eminent-domain abuse and wasted money from the “Seaport Village” forced-redevelopment scheme.  I didn’t even feel the need to attend city council meetings back then.

It doesn’t have to be this way.  All this harm was self-inflicted.  There was no earthquake or flood that caused our taxes to increase 80% and our freedom to be diminished.  It was just a bunch of busybody politicians who couldn’t leave well enough alone that did this to us. There’s nothing physically stopping us from getting rid of all this baggage and starting over.  We just need to elect the right people to office,  people who care more about doing the right thing than about getting re-elected.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared.