According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Franklin is getting a new subdivision that I reacted to in a blog.
“We’re thrilled to see our community expanding and thriving,” Mayor Steve Olson said in a statement. “Aspen Woods will add 69 homes …That’s more than $30 million being added to the city’s value.”
The mayor should be thrilled.
But wait a minute.
Isn’t growth the reason he’s pushing for residents to approve a property tax increase for emergency services via a community survey? (BTW the city’s latest newsletter claims the survey was sent to all residents. That’s not true.)
And why is a new subdivision thrilling and not a burden on police, fire, and EMTs, but a new memory care facility at Ballpark Commons is wrong, wrong, wrong?
More growth should mean more revenue. So why should I support higher taxes?