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Blogger Fred Keller has the details.
Both Mayor Tom Taylor and Ryan have now signed almost identical pledges.
The developments are significant because both candidates are now on record that they will not submit or support a budget that spends beyond the city’s means.
The pledges are a direct message to the Franklin Common Council that any budget the aldermen craft that contains a 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9% increase in the property tax levy will be a non-starter with the Mayor, regardless who it is.
So the question becomes, if Taylor and Ryan have both signed a similar pledge, now who do I vote for?
Franklin voters must decide who they trust to handle, not only the city finances, but the city in general. I am on record supporting Mayor Taylor though I wrote months ago city leaders can and should be questioned about fiscal matters.
Basil Ryan has raised all the right questions and has also raised discussion about the #1 issue the city faces: taxes.
I’ve had the privilege of working with Mayor Taylor on several issues and based on my experience with the Mayor, he gets my vote Tuesday. I can attest to his devotion and dedication to this community.
Should Ryan win, I would look forward to working with him to make sure his pledge becomes reality.