Kennedy said she thinks the city council isn’t focusing enough on larger policy initiatives, which she prioritizes.
In 2019, the council voted to sell bonds to pay for the new city hall and Duvall Field project. Kennedy supported selling the bonds, but was absent at the meeting, while Kabir and Mitchell voted against it.
Properties such as under-leased commercial properties, vacant housing, abandoned buildings and unused lots would be included in the tax increase.
Brennan has served on the council since 2014.
The council will be voting on the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year on May 26.
The city discussed plans to spend $30,000 in total on the celebration.
Earlier this month, the market announced it would be wrapping up a month ahead of schedule.