Thursday Bloomington mayoral candidate David Sabbagh held the first of what he says will be series of press conferences leading up to municiple election day in November. The city councilman said he will be using the conferences to share ideas for his first 100 days in office, should he be elected. Sabbagh said current mayor Mark Kruzan’s administration has not been sufficiently transparent. He said a Sabbagh administration would take concrete steps to make city offices more accessible to the public.
Sabbagh also discussed concerns about rising property taxes. He admitted that there is little city government can do to influence property taxes, but that the current uproar should serve as a reminder to keep the city budget under control. Sabbagh also criticized city and county Democrats for not responding to his call last month for a county-wide summit on property tax issues. He says he was hoping his press release would provoke action from the Mayor.
Sabbagh said Bloomington voters can expect to hear more specific budget proposals as well as his proposal for the relocation of the post office in the coming weeks.