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Republicans Pitch Plan to Rein in Taxes, Control Spending

The GOP candidates for Moorestown council lay out a plan that includes shared services and partnerships with the private sector.

To the editor:

As we have spent time knocking on thousands of doors in our town, the three of us have had an opportunity to hear firsthand about the issues that Moorestown voters care about. Not surprisingly, nearly every person places taxes on the top of their list.  

Lots of politicians talk about reining in taxes and cutting government waste. Our team actually has a plan to do it. If elected, we will:

  • Review the municipal budget for efficiency improvements and cost reductions

  • Work to revive our local business districts by encouraging redevelopment of commercial properties that are not currently ratable producers

  • Continue to pursue shared services options both in-house (board of education) and outside. Our high-quality services can be an income producer by partnering with surrounding towns that may desire to use them.

  • Establish a council liaison to the Moorestown Board of Education to support them with planning and efficient spending (the BOE represents 63 percent of Moorestown’s tax bill)

  • Install a long-term capital expenditure plan so our emergency reserves are protected

  • Create partnerships with the private sector and our town’s various local organizations in matters of fiscal responsibility (i.e. sponsorships, co-paying for improvements, holding events that entice visitors to Main Street and other retail districts)

We believe town council has an obligation to keep taxes in check while ensuring all government spending is responsible. While our opponents are already proposing hundreds of thousands of dollars in new spending from incoming liquor license funds, we believe in an approach that uses our team’s expertise, combined with Moorestown’s current resources, to create a budget that keeps taxes low, and supports our township without creating more government spending.

We have made our commitment to reining in taxes and cutting government waste a priority in this campaign, and will continue to make it our top priority as members of town council.

Phil Garwood, Victoria Napolitano and Pete Palko
Republican candidates for Moorestown Township Council

 

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TrueRepublican October 07, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Gross National Product... are you weird or what
TrueRepublican October 07, 2012 at 12:39 AM
I have not heard these folks say anything about refunding taxpayers our over taxed homes? If they were ture Republicans, we would have a tax rebate check.
TrueRepublican October 07, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Ture Republicans are not affraid to share their values. Bring on the debates. Let the records show what the candidates stand for. Put in in the public forum. We have nothing to hide or loose.
SteveS October 07, 2012 at 02:30 PM
True Republicans do not hide behind names like "True Republicans"
Tax Playa October 07, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Why would anyone debate in this town? All the republicans have to do is let Hines and Monique Begg keep talking and watch their poll numbers go up (if there are any.) LOL! As far as issues, they are all taken care of - whomever gets elected will have a cakewalk for the next 4 years.

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