Campaign question 1: Jason Phillips (council candidate)
Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 01:00 pm
How will you ensure fiscal responsibility and keep taxes low?
This isnít just a matter of keeping taxes low or reducing them Ė itís about transparency and engagement. Letís face it, taxes always feel too high when council canít, or doesnít, outline the needs and explain what you get for your taxes. Cochranites deserve to always know exactly what they are receiving in exchange for their hard-earned dollars Ė especially if taxes need to be increased. As a councillor, my job will be to keep taxes fair. The town is not a for-profit business Ė its primary job is to provide everyone with the services we all need in a fair and economically sensible way.
So Ė before voting for any proposed tax increases, Iíd give people every chance to get the information they need, whether through social media, via email, by phone, or in person, to explain and answer any questions about why itís needed, and what benefits it provides.
Citizens entrust town council with their money, and its councilís job to live up to that trust, and be sensible, transparent, and in touch with you as to how we spend that money.