Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Two Questions For Candidates Running For Janesville City Council
1. The area's largest business group said if Janesville residents are unwilling to accept higher tax obligations, the local economy could death spiral. What is your position on that statement? (Agree/Disagree) and why?
2. More and more TIF District agreements are removing the city's top new tax revenue growth from General Fund obligations, some for as many as 27 years, revenue that is necessary to maintain the increasing costs of our city services and quality of life. Assuming the city will be left with relatively flat revenue growth to pay the bills for an extended period of time, what do you suggest to counter those effects?
Note: Other than to clarify the questions if necessary, I will not rebut any replies from candidates willing to respond here.
Posted by Lou Kaye at 1:24 PM