Some may wonder why I put the local TV ad for my challenger on my blog (along with my own ad). I believe that citizens should be informed. My challenger states that he does not like the direction the city is going. Yet, according to our recent Citizen Survey, citizens demonstrate they support the direction the city has gone. Many citizens like our small, town feel with our access to urban amenities. As I have campaigned, I have discovered there are no issues communicated by the citizens. People are happy and I am proud I had a part in that
My challenger laments on the issue of taxes in our city, my challenger lies when he talks about the tax rate. I hate a liar, I have never lied to get elected. My belief is that if a candidate is willing to lie to get elected, what will they be willing to lie about after they are elected. I have proof to back up my statements, can my challenger prove his statements?
We have had small tax increases, but we have not had large spikes like many other cities, nor are we growing government. As a city we do not deficit spend, our budgets are always balanced. Our city not only looks healthy, it is financially healthy and city staff continues to provide services citizens rely on and expect. Our property values are preserved and in fact values are increasing. A home that sold for $103,000 a year ago, sells for $137,000 today, Crystal houses do not linger in the market. If the city is going in the wrong direction, why is our housing stock so strong?
I have a demonstrated track record of serving individual citizens, not special interest groups. Budgets must be transparent and if they are not, changes must be made to make them transparent. Hundreds of Crystal citizens know first hand that I am available to answer questions, help solve issues and tirelessly work as an advocate for their rights as citizens. Thousands know I am the best candidate for the job.
Vote for ReNae Bowman on November 6th, a candidate with a positive, proven track record of citizen service and respect.