The recommendations of the Shape
Burlington report must become the focus
of all councillors incumbent & new. Jack
believes strongly in tax payers having full
input in major decisions; he is and will
continue to increase his email database
enabling him to solicit Ward 4 constituents
input regarding these decisions. In addition
he will continue to report through
newsletter, Ward 4 meetings, website
and facebook as required by you the
Ward 4 taxpayer. (see contact info)
Jack understands that, in the end, there
is only one taxpayer (municipal, regional,
provincial, federal) and residents of
Burlington - business and individuals -
have experienced cut backs and setbacks.
We need less tax. Jack will take a
cooperative business-like approach to
financial and long term planning.
In the first almost 10 years I have been on council,
taxes were essentially held at zero % increase.
In the last 10 years tax increases have been between
2 and 4%. including extra funding for Josepoh Brant
Hospital and infrastructure. I consistently have
potential reductions at council some of which are
approved and some are not, but I always have the
tax payers in mind and I realize that many are
not seeing income increases of 2-4%.
Jack is concerned about major capital expenditures
in difficult times and the additional operating costs
attached to those expenditures.