Courtesy Large 4 Milton, Inc.
As we enter the campaign season, I think it is important for all of us to consider why we support a particular candidate for office. Our community will face several challenges over the next four years. These challenges are an opportunity for us to define who we are and who we are going to be.
Milton already is a special place to live. Our community has received numerous awards and is recognized as one of the most desirable cities to live, but is that all? I believe Milton can be the best place to live AND to work AND to play.
I embrace a concept I call "Heritage and High Tech." This simply means that we can jobs and preserve our way of life. We do not have to choose between the horse farms, having a neighborhood park system, supporting our local businesses and creating a business friendly environment. The choice we face is who will shoulder the burden.
Right now, approximately 85% of our revenues are generated by property taxes while only 15% is generated from businesses. This is unsustainable. With over 200 miles of roads to maintain and dozens of expenses, we have to grow our revenue. I support filling out our three existing commercial zones over raising our property taxes by embracing a "Heritage and High Tech" philosophy. This means supporting our small businesses and attracting high paying, low imprint and environmentally friendly jobs.
Yes, we have the opportunity to do more and that is why I am running. I need your vote so I can vote for you. If I can count on your vote, please join my team.