In the July 3, 2014 Glendale Star story by Darrell Jackson on council’s vote to eliminate the sales tax sunset (here is the link:
http://www.glendalestar.com/news/article_5f841dba-fcad-11e3-bf0a-0019bb2963f4.html ) Vice Mayor Knaack said the following, “ No one wants to pay more taxes, but this tax already exists. Did we hope this tax would be able to sunset in 2017? Absolutely. And we did not lie when we said that.”
Here is the link to the January 21, 2014 workshop meeting on the city budget: http://glendale-az.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=245ce331-d4d4-1031-b956-2fc23debe4b6 . At the 47 minute, 8 second mark Vice Mayor Knaack begins speaking and says, “When we did that tax the only reason it sunsetted (sic) was to make it more palatable to the residents. I don’t think we should have sunsetted (sic) it. I really wasn’t for sunsetting (sic) it but that’s what happened. I didn’t think it was realistic…”
Did she lie? You decide.
© Joyce Clark, 2014
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