Midland councilman disagrees with lower budget, tax rate

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MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/ Fox 24) – Midland council members decided not to keep the $1.8 million budget. Many say it could’ve benefitted the city of midland.

John B. Love III disagrees with the city’s approval.

“We are one of the most wealthiest cities in the nation with the poorest infrastructure,” the Midland councilman says. “The reason why is because our rate is too low.”

Love says the money could’ve been used for infrastructure.

“We could have the money towards roads and it’s our biggest non-human asset that the city has,” Love says. “They are deteriorating and reality is we’re not allocating enough money to maintain our roads.”

Love says many people consistently move to midland, which leads to the wear and tear of the roads.

“The problem is that we’re not putting our budget necessary amount that we need to maintain our roads,” he says. “If we did that then that would demand a much higher tax rate.”

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