Our mayor is “thrilled” and I’m confused

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?

One thought on “Our mayor is “thrilled” and I’m confused

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