Mayor Tom Martin says doing away with fees would lead to a 1000% increase in property taxes.
A similar amnesty in 2007 brought in about $100 million in unpaid taxes.
"I think it’s completely irresponsible to state right now that if elected I would never vote for a property tax increase," Robertson said.
On Lubbock's First News Congressman Neugebauer said the payroll tax holiday is going to increase the deficit by $120 billion.
“I’m not voting to raise taxes,” Martin said. “I never have, above what the voters approved, and I will not do it in the future.”
Mayor Tom Martin wants conservatives on the council, but avoided saying that he would specifically recruit conservatives to run for the council in the next election.
Lubbock's congressman still opposes a tax increase, but he would support tax reform.
Mayor Tom Martin is looking for support from the city council to limit the expected tax increase.
Budget season for the City of Lubbock is almost here. Do you think that some will be pushing hard to raise taxes? Let us know in today's LFN Poll of the Day.
The city charter apparently isn't worth the paper it's written on.