I would like to respond to the city council’s budget review that ran in the newspaper on Aug.13.

Pat Shelbourne sure has his priorities in order. He states that he wants to keep the increase below the roll back rate, but “receive what we are entitled to.” Whoever said that any taxing entity is entitled to anything?

The city administrator said he wanted to reduce the tax rate from 46.5 to 44.5 cents per $100 evaluation. But this “city councilman” want to get it while the getting is good.

I am patting myself on the back for voting against him in this last election and will definitely vote against him if he is ever on the ballot in the future.

George Swearingen

Stephenville