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Taylor met earlier today with Franklin resident and blogger Fred Keller to officially sign the pledge.
Keller had proposed that the mayor sign a pledge that he would not propose a budget with a property tax levy that exceeds the rate of inflation and would not support a budget forwarded to him by the Franklin Common Council that contains a property tax levy increase that exceeds the rate of inflation.
Here is the pledge Mayor Taylor ultimately signed:
I pledge if elected to another term as Mayor of the City of Franklin that I will not recommend an annual budget to the City's Finance Committee that exceeds a 3% tax levy. This pledge is related to the years 2008 to 2011.
Thomas M. Taylor
Candidate for Mayor
Here are the tax levy percentage increases for the past three City of Franklin Budgets:
Keller is still working with mayoral candidate Basil Ryan to sign a pledge to control the tax levy. Ryan has said he will sign such a pledge.
This is a huge victory for city taxpayers. Congratulations to the mayor for signing this pledge and congratulations to Fred Keller for his efforts.