Roberta Schaefer’s Testimony before the Worcester City Council Tax Classification hearing, May 22, 2012

Mayor Petty and Members of the Worcester City Council:

In this morning’s Telegram, City Councilor William Eddy said, “setting the tax rates should not come down to pitting homeowners against business owners, as seems to happen every year. We’re one community. We have to make a decision on the tax rate that ensures our residents have a livable city.” And I will add, a city with thriving businesses to pay for the services that make it livable.