Tax revenues need to be sufficient to pay for the services needed or desired and to ensure sufficient funds are available for the long-term maintenance of assets.
In common with almost everyone, I prefer lower taxes. However, I also want well-maintained and operated municipal services. It is a constant balancing act and a practical one. Severe tax increases are a disruption and should be avoided whenever possible.
The important thing to remember is that we can’t have municipal services without municipal taxes.