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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)

Kathie Tovo

City Council, District 9

No I would only support a budget at an effective tax rate if I believed that it could adequately meet our needs as a growing City. This has not been the case for the budgets that I have overseen during my time on City Council.