1. Should the city extend non-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation? If so, should an exemption be permitted for religious beliefs? No. If religious organizations are to be exempt then religious people should be as well. The law should be consistent. Religion is about
Should the economic development portion of the half-cent sales tax be used to off-set the cost of the Metropolitan Planning Organization? This is an argument that should come from the budget debate. Certainly economic development tax revenues could be a source to fund this federal
To what extent should the city link economic development incentives to specific wage levels, and what should those wage levels be? I do not favor a living wage ordinance. Any economic development application should consider wages but not require a specific level. Low wage applications
1. What is your view of the property tax levy: too high, about right or too low? If too high, how would you reduce it? The property tax levy at 43.3 mills is unacceptably high. Manhattan is becoming non-competitive with peer cities like Lawrence whose
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