WHEREAS: The citizens of Baltimore are facing overwhelming financial hardship in these tough economic times; and
WHEREAS: The response to the most recent property tax increase by citizens was widespread and fiercely negative; and
WHEREAS: Baltimore City families must make cuts to their budget in order to survive; and
WHEREAS: Public servants are elected to make the tough decisions to eliminate government waste and balance the budget through responsible cuts in spending.
THEREFORE: We demand that the Baltimore City Council immediately repeal the latest property tax hike and work to reduce it even further by eliminating wasteful government spending.