What politician doesn't promise “no new taxes”? How many follow through on that promise?
I can honestly tell you; I can't promise “no new taxes”. Sometimes, additional taxes are necessary, if we want to develop our city into its maximum potential.
However, before we can even think about adding new taxes, a serious look at what the city is spending has to be done. Are new taxes necessary, or does a reworking of the budget need to happen first? What are the areas that need to be addressed before we raise taxes?
Lets cut unnecessary spending first. Let's take a look at projects that have been on the agenda. Let’s complete projects already on the books that are half finished.
Can I promise no new taxes? No. Can I ensure we are spending our city's money as wisely as possible? Completely.