Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell says, “We’re opposed to the property tax lid and certainly the way it’s been presented. The reality is you elect local individuals for a reason.”
Mayor Longwell’s point is voters always have the final recourse of voting out local officials if they don’t approve of the taxing and spending they do.
But while Longwell says that’s the view of a majority of Wichita’s City Council, there are different opinions across the street at Sedgwick County Courthouse.
Sedgwick County Commissioner Karl Peterjohn says, “A majority of the County Commission strongly supports the idea of requiring voter approval before property taxes can be raised.”
About time the money spenders felt the pinch of a budget constraint. Now. If we could only do the same for all taxes – everywhere, including Federal.
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