To the editor:
We should use the funds the city used to fund the million-dollar entrance for developments like at Sixth Street and Congressional (signals and interchange modifications) for basic city services. What does a Super Wal-Mart or other big-box development cost a city in reduced sales taxes? Lower costs generate lower sales tax revenues. I hope we do not have to make up the shortages by cutting funds for the humane society and euthanizing more kittens and puppies.
The city should not be betting on regressive sales tax instead of the stable property tax. I hope that a one mill tax cut on multimillion dollars homes and business is not more important than the lives of kittens or puppies.