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Do you support a budget at the effective tax rate so home and business owners continue to benefit from the “growth dividend” and pay the same amount in property taxes as in the previous fiscal year? How do we balance this strategy with meeting the needs of people struggling to access services due to a lack of service capacity? How do you prioritize additional funding? Where would you look for efficiencies? (Y/N; Explain)

Yes. However, I intend to eliminate the need for taxation altogether over the course of 10-15 years, while simultaneously increasing social services to maximize the vitality of all people. Taxation is a non-sustainable, non-resilient form of revenue. We need more creativity and a way to prepare for anything long term. Our current model leaves us vulnerable and negatively impacts everyone on some level. We need a higher level of abundant planning and implementation.