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Iowans For Accountability

Scott County
2010 Supervisors Candidates
Vision For Stewardship
News Conference & Presentation
Davenport Public Library
Downtown Davenport, Iowa

3 p.m - October 19, 2010
Candidates for Supervisors

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
The Big Picture
Historically SCBS: IFA Will:
● Avoids Scrutiny ● Advocate Scrutiny
● Surrenders Authority ● Protect Taxpayers
● Grows Government ● Shrink Government
SCBS: Scott County Board of Supervisors IFA: Iowans For Accountability

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
Why IFA?
Iowans For Accountability (IFA) a Scott County
Non Party Political Organization (NPPO)
The current system has allowed unacceptable
governmental growth and unafordable expenditures. 


If left unchecked, Scott County residents will
sufer more.
Reform will not come from the status quo, two
party system.

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
What is IFA?
Iowans For Accountability (IFA) a Scott County
Non Party Political Organization (NPPO)

Iowans For Accountability (IFA) is
the pathway to representation for
independents who seek more than
what traditional party politics
provides.
John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
Who is IFA?
Iowans For Accountability (IFA) a Scott County
Non Party Political Organization (NPPO)
IFA was formed by independent, liberty-minded
adults of all ages, in Scott County, who are
focused on restoring our county, state and
country to the constitutional principles of
limited government, free enterprise and
low taxation.

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
Resources:
US Constitution
Printed Iowa Constitutions
Iowa Constitution Available at
www.LimitedGovernment.org
Iowa Code
Scott County Code of Ordinances

http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/board/code.php

Iowa Code 44.1 – Governing NPPO's

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
The Big Picture
Historically SCBS: IFA Will:
● Avoids Scrutiny ● Advocate Scrutiny
● Surrenders Authority ● Protect Taxpayers
● Grows Government ● Shrink Government
SCBS: Scott County Board of Supervisors IFA: Iowans For Accountability

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
Example: SECC911
Scott Count Emergency Communications Center
SECC911 Website
In 2004 Scott County invites Davenport to to join in the creation of a
Public Safety Authority, to explore consolidation of emergency services.

In order to consolidate emergency dispatching services
between the County, Davenport, Bettendorf and Medic
EMS and the Scott County Emergency Management
Agency, an intergovernmental agreement was
signed, under a new state law for 28E's.

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
Example: SECC911
Scott Count Emergency Communications Center
This new 28E intergovernmental agreement:

Created a new taxing and spending authority

Incurred $28M in long term debt

Created a special levy not subject to caps on taxes with
no ceiling on future indebtedness

Increased annual county operating budget by $7M

Resulted in 20% increase in property taxes

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
Example: SECC911
How SECC911 was justifed to taxpayers in 2007:


Will save taxpayers ●
55 Existing dispatchers
$4.6M over 20 years 
 ●

 600-700 new radios
with increased service


 53 cents per $1000

Cost $2.16 Million
valuation in new property
Building
taxes

6000 sf facility

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
Example: SECC911
How SECC911 is working out for taxpayers in 2010:


 Taxpayers owe ●
1413 new radios purchased,
$28M over 19 years with questions of serviceability
& integration

Cost $10.125 Million
Building ●
90 cents per $1000 valuation
in new property taxes

27,500 sf facility

Ongoing annual $8M

Nearly 70 stafers 

expenses

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
Example: SECC911
Unfortunately, the horse has
left the barn for this
overwrought project.

Moved by Sunderbruch, seconded
by Liske, the motion to open a
public hearing relative to
determining to proceed with the
issuance of not to exceed
$7,500,000 General Obligation
Emergency Services Communication
Equipment Bonds. All Ayes.

No persons were present and no
written petitions were submitted
to the Board.

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
Example SECC911:
"The project in total
is 26 million dollars
with an on-going
budget of 8 million
dollars. SECC will be
the second largest
component of the
county budget."
- SCBS Budget Document
FY10-11

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
Example: SECC911
Nothing about the
history and execution
of SECC911 indicates
that the size, cost and
scope of this project is
going to do anything,
but balloon and grow.

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
The Big Picture
Historically SCBS: IFA Will:
● Avoids Scrutiny ● Advocate Scrutiny
● Surrenders Authority ● Protect Taxpayers
● Grows Government ● Shrink Government
SCBS: Scott County Board of Supervisors IFA: Iowans For Accountability

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
Historical Scott County Data
2000-2009
Population
2000 – 158,668
2009 – 166,650
% Change = +5%

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
Scott
County
Historical
Data
2000-2009
Scott
County
Historical
Data
2000-2009

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
Historical Scott County Data
2000-2009
Population Property Taxes Expenditures
2000 – 158,668 2000 – $19.3M 2000 – $42.7M
2009 – 166,650 2009 – $34.0M 2009 – $68.1M
% Change % Change % Change
= +5% = +76% = +59%

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
What Can an IFA SCBS Do
For Scott County Taxpayers?

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
What Can an IFA SCBS Do
For Scott County Taxpayers?
1) Work to reduce 2) Ensure that any
expenditures with proposed tax increases
zero based by SECC911 do not
bypass Board review
budgeting
and have wide public
processes. awareness and input.

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
What Can an IFA SCBS Do
For Scott County Taxpayers?
3) Listen to front line 4) More oversight
responders who have to into construction
use the costly new radios and bidding to
($5,500 each vs $200 avoid costly
each with current gear) mistakes.
and pursue remedies.

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
What Can an IFA SCBS Do
For Scott County Taxpayers?
5) Ensure the SCBS new 28E, and all extra
Commissions, Boards, Agencies and
Authorities the County is responsible for
fnancially, is transparent and
accountable to the taxpayers.

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
The Big Picture
Historically SCBS: IFA Will:
● Avoids Scrutiny ● Advocate Scrutiny
● Surrenders Authority ● Protect Taxpayers
● Grows Government ● Shrink Government
SCBS: Scott County Board of Supervisors IFA: Iowans For Accountability

John Riley – John Green – Jesse Anderson
www.ScottCountyIFA.com
Questions & Answers

Thank you for coming today!

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