Rising income taxes, fees, and a burdensome 27% property tax increase are straining family budgets. The city of Allentown must live within its means. We can provide tax relief while maintaining emergency services and important city services.
Due to mismanagement and a faulty budget process, the city budget has been in deficit for many years. A complete audit, instituting Zero-Based budgeting to justify every dollar spent, and renegotiation of previous contracts to correct past mistakes must be done to balance the budget.
Currently, members of City Council are elected at-large. East Side, Center City, and South Side has not had representation for many years. A new ward system is needed to elect members to represent all areas of our city and restore accountability.