He’s back! Join My Edmonds News’ own Citizen Harry Gatjens for another “Coffee with Harry” meeting Monday afternoon, July 18, at 3 p.m., at Chanterelle restaurant. The topic for discussion? “What do you think about a proposed property tax levy and how it should be structured?”
The Edmonds City Council and the mayor have discussed the idea of putting a levy on the ballot for the past several years. The City’s economic forecast shows a deficit starting in 2012, with the deficit steadily growing until the City uses up its reserves by 2015.
During the meeting, those attending will go over the projections and what they mean, and will also discuss the various proposals be floated for a property tax increase. “Current council members plus candidates for council and the mayor are all invited to hear what the citizens think and to inform us on their own thoughts on the issue,” Gatjens said.
The format will be the same as previous coffees. Chanterelle will provide regular coffee for free; food and fancy coffee is on your own dime. Everyone is free to agree or disagree with others at coffee, but you need to be respectful and let each other make their own points.