1. Should the city extend non-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation? If so, should an exemption be permitted for religious beliefs? No. All people should be treated fairly, equally, and with respect. This cannot be achieved by using the coercive police power of government to
Should the economic development portion of the half-cent sales tax be used to off-set the cost of the Metropolitan Planning Organization? Yes. Manhattan is responsible for paying 60% of the cost of the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). This responsibility creates a need for a
To what extent should the city link economic development incentives to specific wage levels, and what should those wage levels be? I support the current city process that awards more points to businesses that pay their employees higher salaries when they are being considered for
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? Response: The Manhattan property tax levy is too high. The total property tax consists of essentially 4 different taxes: State, County, School,
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