What do the numbers mean, then?
-- We can't have a full-service city with a continued loss of revenue. We TIED THE HANDS of our city council and prevented them from raising taxes to pay for a full-service city in 2008 with a Charter Amendment.
-- TCU spearheaded that charter amendment that ties the hands of the council and prevents them from raising taxes to fund a full-service city without voter approval for a tax increase.
-- Property tax values are DOWN and businesses have left Troy. We have LESS REVENUE to pay for a full-service city.
-- TCU is spearheading another Charter Amendment to force the city to fund a library WITHOUT new revenue.
-- Without revenue, we cannot have a full-service city.
I guess the question is this: do you want a full-service city? What MORE are you willing to lose?