Governor Chris Christie will hold a Town Hall meeting Thursday in Lacey Township to discuss his middle-class tax reform agenda.
Christie has been traveling across the state and holding town hall meetings during which he takes questions from the public, who are encouraged to attend with family friends and neighbors.
A news release stated that Christie “will continue to urge the Legislature to move forward on his middle-class reform agenda, a set of overdue reforms to deliver relief to New Jersey families”.
Christie plans to deliver direct, middle-class tax relief, lower the cost of government and the property tax burden and make government more accountable and transparent to the people, the news release said.
Lacey Township Deputy Mayor David Most said he has watched as the governor has exhibited leadership and courage moving forward.
“The 2 percent (cap on property tax increases) has made government run more efficiently and we’re making government more efficient because of his leadership,” Most said Tuesday.
“So far what he has served up to our state has been good. I don’t agree with everything he’s done, but he’s been a leader,” Most added.
The township has downsized its municipal work force, which is reflective of the present time in the economy, Most said.
“We’re constantly looking out for shared services, and any kind of tax relief would be a wonderful thing for taxpayers. I would like to see exactly how he’s going to offer tax relief,” he said.
Most said the township is already compliant with a portion of Christie’s reform agenda when it comes to making government more accountable and transparent to the people.
“In Lacey Township we are very transparent we have a video camera running during our meetings and everything is always out in the open. As far transparency, that’s what we’re all about,” Most said.
Those who are attending are asked to RSVP by clicking on this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGtzR2paUHNmSmR6RmpKcDdDRi1adnc6MA#gid=0
Staff Writer Steve Lemongello contributed to this report.
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