We want your opinions

March 01, 2006

ISSUE:

An Annapolis alderman has proposed a city charter amendment that would require the votes of six of the city council's nine members to allow property tax revenue to increase by 5 percent or more a year.

Alderman Josh Cohen, an Eastport Democrat, introduced the measure this month to help residents gain predictability with their taxes as property values continue to rise.

Mayor Ellen O. Moyer said she does not oppose Cohen's measure, but she expressed worry that requiring six votes to allow a property tax revenue increase of 5 percent or more might politicize the budget process and restrict the city's ability to meet demands for services.

YOUR VIEW

: Should a "super-majority" vote of the city council be required for property tax revenue to rise by 5 percent or more a year? Tell us what you think at arundel.speakout@baltsun.com by tomorrow. Please keep your responses short, and include your name, address and phone number. A selection will be published next Sunday.

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