Lincoln, NE – Lincoln City Councilwoman and candidate for Mayor Cyndi Lamm announced Friday morning that she has signed and presented a “Taxpayer’s Protection Pledge” to the citizens of Lincoln. She announced and signed the pledge this morning in an appearance with Jack Mitchell on 1400KLIN’s LNK Today with Jack and Friends radio broadcast.
“Throughout the campaign, I have presented a number of forward-thinking ideas on how we can make city government more effective, accountable, and transparent,” commented Lamm. “I am committed to ending the tax-and-spend ways of the last two decades. I will prioritize Lincoln’s needs over wants, cut our excessive wheel tax, and work to provide property tax relief to our overburdened property owners.”
In the pledge Lamm says that she will oppose any and all efforts to increase taxes. She also outlines five key points: prioritize spending to reduce property taxes; return to taxpayers 100% of excess tax revenue created by increased property valuations; cut the wheel tax by one-third by the end of her first four-year term; direct every penny possible of the new quarter cent sales tax to residential street repair as needed; and put the city checkbook online so taxpayers can see how their money is being spent.
Throughout the campaign Lamm has talked about the ways she would work to make City Hall more open and transparent. Among her proposals are conducting a top-to-bottom review of each City department to assure they are properly staffed to meet their mission, holding town hall meetings in every quadrant of the City each year, and greater collaboration with the City Council and public during the budget process.
“I want our government to be more open and transparent to the taxpayers,” said Lamm. “I am making this pledge and asking the voters to give me a chance to end two decades of tax-and-spend policies in Lincoln. I want them to hold me accountable to this pledge.”
Attachment: Cyndi Lamm’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge