We all know what happens when we spend more money than we make - debts occur, emergency funds disappear, and eventually it is impossible to make ends meet. This is true for individuals and families, and it is happening within the City of Lynnwood. The current Mayor has overspent and raided the general fund, and continues to spend more than the revenues (see the photo of the General Fund Financial Forecast). This cannot continue.
We need a shift in direction. Elect a new Mayor in November. Elect George Hurst.
..has balanced budgets by increasing your taxes and fees and by raiding the city's reserve funds. I will stop this financial failure.
THE CURRENT MAYOR
..has been in office 3 1/2 years. During that time there have been four financial directors, plus the city had to hire a financial consultant. Do we need a private audit of city finances? "Where's the money?".
JOIN MY CITIZEN FOCUS GROUPS
..on the city budget so you can help decide where the money goes. I will start these in January, 2018.
I WILL WORK WITH THE CITY COUNCIL
..to schedule monthly town hall meetings. Come share your hopes and concerns for Lynnwood. Let's see what great ideas we come up with to improve our city.