My first Council meeting was a long one — we went until almost midnight.
As you may have heard already, the number one issue was the proposed 5% tax hike. I am pleased to say that Council’s recommendation to staff was to find ways to cut costs, as Council was not willing to support a 5% increase.
The proposed tax raise was aimed at building reserves and adding new staff positions to improve customer service levels. Keep in mind that this was at the first stage in the budget process. I am confident we will find a balance that works for King’s residents.
You’re welcome to contact me anytime to voice your concerns or feedback.