If property revaluation is postponed till 2015, the commission is again gambling that property values will be comparable to the current valuations in order to maintain the current budget level. Consider that they could be worse than now or even worse than 2013. Using the analogy of a nurse pulling off a band-aide: Pull it off quickly and endure the pain for a short period or pull slowly and endure the pain for a long time.
Also, commissioners cite that if valuations decrease and the millage remains the same, city revenues would decrease. This would necessitate a decrease in services. In this economy I have had to decrease the goods and services I purchase. It appears that government spending, healthcare, inflation are all going up while incomes are going down. That is a good definition of unsustainable. Commissioners: Pull the band-aide quickly!!!!
Robert Bourke — Franklin, N.C.