Quotes From The June 5th Flagstaff City Council Meeting
By Elisha Dorfsmith
Here are some memorable quotes (with commentary) from tonight’s Flagstaff City Council meeting:
“I’m the strongest advocate for keeping it (the property tax) flat.”
After saying this, Overton voted to increase the property tax.
“This is our opportunity to save the taxpayers $1,000 a day.”
Woodson voted no on the tax increase.
“”I like it when I call 911 and someone comes.”
Presler upped the scare tactics even further by saying that if the 2% tax increase was not approved police, fire and kid’s programs would all be cut drastically.
Presler promised that with current property assessments, this 2% property tax increase will actually decrease property taxes and property owners will end up saving money on their tax bills. It’s what I call 2 + 2 = 5 math. FUSD tried to add like this during the last override and we all know what happened.
“The General Fund is all core services”
Well, if donating $262,000 to United Way and $30,944 to the Arizona Cardinals counts as core services than I guess so.
There will be a final vote on the 2% property tax increase on June 19th. Please contact the Council and ask them to vote no.
In other business, the Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution to prepare for global warming over the next 88 years.