I will not allow any new city taxes to be raised for city government. Making sure the city is affordable is the foundation of enduring its long-term economic prosperity. Additionally, I will bring in a team to identify a plan to implement a long term stabilization of local taxes. Our budgets increase when we don’t prepare for the needs of the future and create a strategy to accommodate them. By doing this we can identify areas to create efficiencies in city operations so we can realize a decrease in taxes over the course of the next ten and twenty years.
Keeping the city of Cedar Rapids affordable for businesses and families by curtailing the steady rise in taxes will keep Cedar Rapids attractive to businesses and families alike. When the businesses in Cedar Rapids don’t have to worry about the strict demands of city taxes, their resources are at liberty to build their businesses and expand, create more jobs and prepare for the changing climate of consumer behavior.