A Vote for a More Affordable City of Tampa Budget

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Commentary by Greg C. Truax airs weekly on WHBO AM 1040.

A vote for a more affordable budget.

The Tampa City Council has rejected a whopping 16 percent increase in the property tax rate, part of Mayor Jane Castor’s $1.9 billion budget.

Four council members wisely voted no to the $54 million increase.

The Mayor, and the three city council members who voted yes for the 30 percent total budget increase, apparently don’t understand that inflation, a hidden tax, his picked the pockets of all taxpayers.  

Without the millage increase, rising property values will still increase taxes to the city by $35 million.  In a $1.9 billion budget, good managers can prioritize spending toward needed projects.

This is Greg C. Truax noting that every Thursday starting at 3:15 p.m. is the OnThePoint radio show right here on NewsTalk 1040 WHBO. 

Greg C. Truax is president of GCTMediaGroup, a film production studio, online magazine publisher, radio show producer, and creator of written and broadcast opinion commentary.

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