YOUR TURN: Memphis tax increase reaction - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

YOUR TURN: Memphis tax increase reaction

(WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Rico Dagastino. He's one of several people who reacted this week to a story about a tax increase for the City of Memphis. City Councilman Harold Collins complained that residents would be overtaxed by the recently passed property tax increase. Dagastino contends that it's hard for anyone to know the truth about that because he says the budget process is not transparent enough. In his words:

Every line in the City of Memphis budget should be reviewed. The current presentation of the budget for public consumption is difficult to judge because the spending is not sufficiently specified. We should know what we are spending for pencils, for electricity at every facility, for maintenance items, and so on. How are they able to judge without the necessary information? They can't.

That's Rico Dagastino's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email or call 800-465-1210.

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