32nd District Democrats Join Opposition To Tax Increase In Shoreline
Last night (Wednesday) the 32nd District Democrats voted to endorse the No on Proposition 1 position, which opposes increasing, in order to compensate for the City’s projected shortfall.
Their decision follows a similar choice by the 32nd District Republicans.
The No on Proposition 1 group advocated budgetary restraint, rather than increased . They argued that Shoreline taxes, when combined with increases by and the State would affect those who could least afford them, and would divide the city into haves and have-nots.
Consumer Price Index of Seattle for five years. There would be no guarantee of how high the index might go, and no public scrutiny of the annual changes.were especially anxious about the open-ended nature of the City’s proposal, which would have tied the property tax to the
Lavish expenditures during the past decade on Aurora Avenue and a new City Hall, have given pause, as did the fact that they have been achieved partly by diverting millions of dollars from operating budgets.
The Democrats were persuaded that fiscal austerity and a review of salaries and benefits, such as other cities have practiced, should produce more than enough resources to carry on the services that make Shoreline a good place to live.