Is SCIT trying to avoid paying the Water Street Debt?

Of course not. No one disputes that the Water Street debt must be paid. SCIT just wants it paid within budgetary limits. The debt payments are under 3% of the total City budget, so this seems reasonable. People who “don’t want to pay the bill” are mythical creatures invented by the pro-tax YES side. If you find one, call the circus and make a fortune!