By JOSH RESNEK
The Mayor is hard at it again, spending your money without any regard or consideration of what it takes to earn it.
Last week the Leader Herald published an article about the City Council rubber stamping the Mayor’s elaborate – and over the top – spending plans.
The article highlighted Councilor Fred Capone’s question of a line item in the City Budget that boosted spending on flowers and holiday baskets from $280,000 in FY2020 $495,000 in FY2021.
That additional $215,000 (a 76.78% increase) over the previous year’s budget amount will be funded by your tax dollars.
And make no mistake, if you own property in Everett, you are paying the excessive bill for the Mayor’s extravagant spending.
Even if you do not own property in Everett, you are still paying the bill.
When property taxes increase, your rent increases.
If a landlord can no longer afford to keep paying higher and higher property taxes and the City does a tax foreclosure, you may need to find a new place to live.Continue reading Budget raises more questions than answers