Vote No on the Water Street Bailout Millage Aug 2
- Higher taxes drive down property values and erode the tax base.
- Property taxes are regressive, driving up living costs for low- and moderate-income families who rent and pay non-homestead property tax rates.
- Higher taxes discourage investment in the city.
- The millage increase is unnecessary: property-tax revenues are climbing, and City Council continues to spend millions on non-essential projects.
- This proposal is not about ensuring sound city finances; it is about freeing up money for hobbyhorse projects and tax breaks for developers.