1. Should the city extend non-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation? If so, should an exemption be permitted for religious beliefs? Yes, the city should extend non-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation (and gender identity). It’s simple matter of human rights. No, an
Should the economic development portion of the half-cent sales tax be used to off-set the cost of the Metropolitan Planning Organization? The half-cent sales tax is temporary (ten-years) and the Metropolitan Planning Organization is permanent so I think the city’s portion of the funding
To what extent should the city link economic development incentives to specific wage levels, and what should those wage levels be? The city should require, by ordinance, that businesses that receive economic development funds pay their employees a wage of no less than $12/hr. (130% percent
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 mill levy rate, the rate applied to a property’s assessed value, may increase or decrease each year because
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