Small, Effective Government
One of the greatest threats to sound government at all levels is the belief that most of society's problems can be solved through government programs and investments. Municipal government needs to stay focused on core responsibilities such as public safety, transportation, water/sewer, and enforcing ordinances that are of the public's interest. Having served as Vice Chairman of the Council Budget Committee since 2013, Ed Is proud that this year's City Budget lowers property tax rates to their lowest in fifty years. As a result, the 2019 revaluation has had no effect on the total amount the City takes from taxpayers.