The tax on City electric bills that funds the City's municipalization efforts is due to expire the end of 2017. What is your position on renewing the tax in this election year?
Sam
Weaver
As a college town in which the college houses under 25% of its students, it is not especially surprising that much of the City housing stock would be rental. One of the clear impacts of this high concentration is that housing prices are driven up due to the potential for an investor to own a single-family home and use it as a rental to cover the mortgage, which is easy to do because of the high rental demand. There is also an economic incentive to rent to more renters than allowed by the City occupancy codes, which can have negative impacts on neighbors.