Taxes are a double edge sword, and once passed they rarely go away. If they are too high you will deter the cities growth, but without them you cannot provide amenities to the community. A city should constantly review its tax plan and strive for the lowest tax rates to provide necessary amenities to encouraging commercial and population growth.
You cannot budget without a plan. In order to create great roads, parks, and sidewalks you must plan it. I believe creating a Comprehensive City Plan is key to setting a path to top notch roads, parks, and robust commercial district.
Knob Noster has potential for growth, and not only in population. We are positioned next to a large state park, a military installation, and directly off a busy state highway connecting the Missouri State Capital to Missouri's largest city. Knob Noster is a prime location for quality home building projects and a commercial corridor.