Mayor Stoney has raised taxes or water rates every year since being elected (and attempted another large tax increase that was voted down).
Councilwoman Gray voted for 3 of the 4 budgets that included these tax increases without ever presenting a single budget amendment in 4 years.
Now we see that all that had to be done is cut out discretionary spending for 3 months and the City ended up with a $19 million surplus.
We do not have a revenue problem. We just have elected officials that are ok wasting your tax dollars instead of spending it on taking care of things like fixing our school buildings, roads, and sidewalks.
I will not raise taxes.
Instead I will use all this extra money to catch up on all our back maintenance needs and then lower tax and water rates.
The choice is simple. You can either vote for one of my opponents and continue to see your taxes increase just for the money to be wasted, or you can let me make sure the money is being put to good use and then return to you the extra.