I believe tax increases should be kept to an absolute minimum. Growth of municipal budget/expenses, should be relative to the growth of the population of taxpayers. The ever-ballooning Cornwall Police Service budget is an example, and could be replaced by the O.P.P. for lower-cost-per-citizen, higher quality policing. Unfortunately, our previous councils have failed to bring our population to surpass 50,000 residents. Heck, even our previously-elected mayor, Bernadette Clement, left for a better career opportunity (and more $$$). Council needs to spearhead effective actions to create opportunity, designed to attract and retain residents.