Posts Tagged ‘City Council’
I’ve been patient both on this blog, on Facebook, in private emails and in person trying to explain how low income housing projects can’t generate enough tax revenue to offset the cost of supporting the residents. I’ve gone on to explain what level of market rate development Trenton needs to achieve self-sufficiency. I’ve made specific recommendations. I’ve even started a citizen’s budget group to work with the Mayor and City Council on the budget and revitalization. Read the rest of this entry »
Not every big revitalization idea takes big money. There are low cost policies that Trenton can either implement on its own or begin lobbying for that will fundamentally change how our city works.
I’m hopeful that our current city council will be inspired to act on these ideas as it has shown signs of willingness to move in a new direction. I’m encouraged by many of their private and public comments especially around the subject of refocusing our economic development efforts on attracting disposable income. Read the rest of this entry »
The theme for last night’s City Council Special Session on the budget was, “The mess we’re in isn’t my fault”.
The administration officially proposed a budget that raises property taxes by almost 20% which would make Trenton’s rate by far the highest in NJ.
The Mayor spoke first. Let me summarize. Read the rest of this entry »