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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)

Amit Motwani

City Council, District 3

Yes, but not categorically. The concept is clearly fiscally prudent, but from any economic perspective, it would be imprudent to binarily support the concept without being able to accurately project economic data in a period with an unstable presidency and a nation at a high risk of experience an inflationary crisis wherein disparities are grossly exaggerated further and policy remedies might become necessary.