A Tax Fighter, Not a Tax Shifter
There is nothing simple about taxes. Some would have you believe that if they are cutting taxes they are being responsible elected leaders. There is more to it than that. If you want city services, Fire, Police (which takes over 50% of our total revenue) parks, roads, sewers and water it has to be paid for. I have initiated two property tax rate reductions and fought against increases in other taxes. This year the Arizona Federation of Taxpayer gave out their first official score card for local officials (azpoliticalintel.blogspot.com). I was please to note that I received the "Friend of the Taxpayer" designation the highest rating of any Mayor in Arizona.