You bet, Chaz. If I’d run the gamut the article would have run for pages and pages and I know Ken likes to keep these debate questions from getting too lengthy or people won’t participate. The question I asked will hopefully make the voter (not to be confused with The Voter) think for a minute or two about what value the candidate has actually contributed if any.
After eight years of city councillors agreeing to Mayor Jim Watson’s two-per-cent tax cap on city budgets, councillors essentially emasculated themselves of any initiative and allowing important works (winter snow clearing, traffic calming, intersection improvements, etc.) to pile up as a result of insufficient funding.
Will the newly elected city councillors agree to another four-year two-per-cent tax increase cap, or will they agree to a budget process that allows citizens to express their priorities and debate and vote on budgets that meet the city’s needs?