Lower Taxes & Fiscal Responsibility
Jeremy Believes in order to have a strong community you need sustainable finances. He has written many articles which can be found below. He does not currently believe Mesa is on track for a sustainable financial future. He will continue to fight against more taxes being proposed by his opponent, the Mayor, and City Council.
- Bankrupt pensions and unsustainable pay increases
- 2019 average homeowner cost comparison
- How money flows in Mesa
- Bond-rating reports
- Mesa voters being asked to consider half a billion dollars of new bond debt
- $100 million dollar handout to ASU by Mesa Mayor is just wrong
- Is PSPRS bankrupting Mesa and other municipalities?
Jeremy has voted against multiple budgets because they are not structurally balanced. Meaning, we are spending more than we take in revenues. This mentality of “kicking the can down the road” is not sustainable and will lead to massive tax increases in the future.
My reasons for voting against the budget this year can be found here.Posted by Councilman Jeremy Whittaker on Wednesday, June 5, 2019
The City continues to spend more money than we take in. Our reserves are now estimated to be completely depleted in the next couple of years. This is unsustainable and will lead to higher taxes, higher utility rates, and cause us to have to layoff employees in mass. I will continue to oppose any budgets that are not balanced. My questions regarding the budget can be found here – https://www.facebook.com/CouncilmanWhittaker/videos/586789155269191/ The entire Council meeting can be found here – https://www.facebook.com/CouncilmanWhittaker/videos/872498183252807/Posted by Councilman Jeremy Whittaker on Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Vote Yes on Affordable Utilities
Jeremy started Vote Yes on Affordable Utilities. As you can see in the chart below we now have one of the most expensive utility systems in the valley. The trajectory we are on is simply not sustainable.
Explain the “Yes on Affordable Utilities” initiative.
Explain the “Yes on Affordable Utilities” initiative.Posted by Councilman Jeremy Whittaker on Tuesday, July 14, 2020