2010 – Prop-1 Levy Lift

The only dissenting voice on the Council,  John opposed the 2010 Prop-1 levy lid-lift because the City Council majority refused to honor citizen requests to provide comparable budgets showing what would be added if the tax increase passed, what would be cut if it did not, and to put the measure before the voters in the general election instead of the August primary.


The result was a landslide 78% No vote from the public.  


Since then City services have been streamlined and gradually expanded,  without any significant increase in property taxes.