During budget discussions we need to consider three things:
1. Where can we save tax dollars?
2. What things are of the highest priority?
3. How can we increase revenues?
Our level of service in the core areas: policing, fire protection, roads, sewer and water are appropriate for a city our size. We cannot afford to reduce service in these areas.
As councillors we have to be cognizant of increasing overall operating costs, as these carry forward year to year. I will continue to be vigilant at budget time, keeping any tax increase to a minimum.