While Phoenicians were working hard to keep food on their tables, the Phoenix City Council voted to balance the budget on the backs of the poor, our children, and senior citizens.
You see, four Democratic Council Members, the Mayor, and Republican Thelda Williams voted to pillage Phoenicians in the following shameful ways:
Voted to double prices for senior centers, which our senior citizens rely on for vital services. (These are people on fixed income, so some simply won’t be able to afford it.)
Tacked on an additional tax to your residential and commercial water bill, which could be as high as $900 per year, with no caps on how much higher it can rise in the future. This new tax can increase at any time.
Voted to exploit children by adding additional fees for recreation and youth sports. In fact, they’ve added a brand new “lights fee” to use parks at night, so now kids have to pay up or play in the dark.
And in a Chicago-style fleecing, they have more than DOUBLED the price of parking. To make matters worse, meters will be read until 10 p.m. during the week. (Make sure to bring a wheel barrel full of quarters to work or to attend events downtown, just to feed Phoenix’s new "Greed Meters.")
Realizing they’ve just put the squeeze on children, senior citizens, and low-income folks once again, the council then cancelled the public comment session scheduled for Tuesday, June 25th - out of fear of facing their constituents.