Much has been said about the rise of property taxes, the cutting of levys, and where to cut government spending. One of the Libertarian campaign statements has consistently been Less Government.
At a summer council meeting, when tax statements had just come out, current Council warned us to be careful what we wanted to cut in government, lest we be without police, fire or other city services.
Indiana Barrister has a good summary of what the solution to property taxes to be in his article "Be careful what you wish for" (http://www.indianabarrister.com/):
"To solve the property tax problem, I go back to my old premises, there is too much government and too much spending in Indiana. There are too many taxing districts, too many counties, and too many elected and appointed officials. If you want lower taxes, you have to have less government to go along with it. Property taxes are not evil. There is certain logic to the land helping pay for benefits it receives. Schools, police, fire, roads and sewers are all paid for with property taxes. And if you reform the government, you can get the tax relief."
Where would YOU cut government spending? How would YOU reform government?