I consider myself to be a fiscal conservative who believes in investing in the future to build a city that provides services to its citizens such as safety and infrastructure, a city where business and industry want to come, an all-American city.
I expect my energy, food and services costs to rise; therefore I also expect the cost of government to rise. It is necessary to tax accordingly to meet these needs. If we continue to fail to tax to cover these expenses the deficit will continue to increase, requiring more cutting of services, leaving a city that will not be dynamic and growing.
The tax cap was set so that it could take into account the additional cost of living without undue raising of taxes.
— Pat Abney