From Sophie in What a difference 10 years can make:
Now the REAL question to ask today to our re-newly sworn Gavin: what do you do with an average of 3 times more property taxes than in 1997? Is the city 3 times better? Are the schools 3 times as good? Are the streets 3 times as clean? (Ok, maybe not 3 if we adjust the wages increase and general cost increase – but still).
I’m not attacking him, I think he does ok – but the question is still open. When people trade up properties and pay 3 times as much taxes on the new home.. shouldn’t they expect MORE from the city than before?
I do. And I’m happy to get some great value back by enroling my kids in a great public school of the district.
Gavin? You reading this?