Funny, I would have expected you to understand and agree that our current tax rate is not a sustainable one because it has used excess cash to fund current services. That means that it is unsustainable unless voters decide to cut services, which they have not been willing to do in the past.

Your comment "The return itself may or may not be sustainable, but the tax rate sure can be." is the most surprising of your comments. First of all, how could "the return itself be sustainable" the amount of excess cash is limited and therefor not sustainable. Secondly, the current tax rate is below what it costs to deliver our current services (based on current assessed property values) so with just rising salaries and health care costs our rate has to change. I guess I should never have expected you to understand.