By Adam Pagnucco.
Former County Council spokesman Neil Greenberger, who is running for an at-large seat, has released a campaign video guaranteeing that if he is elected, there will be no property tax hikes in the next term. Greenberger cites a section of the Montgomery County charter that prevents property tax hikes above the rate of inflation unless all nine Council Members vote to do so. If only one member votes no, the tax hike would fail. The nine vote requirement is the result of a ballot question submitted by Robin Ficker which was approved by voters in 2008.
While other at-large candidates have been skeptical of further tax hikes, none of them so far have taken as hard a line against them as Greenberger.