Recently, The News reported that Cheektowaga property owners will face a 13 percent tax increase next year. I believe Councilman Jeff Swiatek needs to be held accountable for this increase.
As a homeowner in Cheektowaga, I am disappointed in his leadership. While claiming to be a conservative as he runs for the office of county comptroller, as the municipal lawyer representing the town, he signed off on all of the increases that led to this tax hike.
If he was not fiscally responsible at the town level, I shudder to think what he would do at the county level. I would not be complaining if the services in Cheektowaga were worth the 13 percent increase. Clearly they are not.
NANCY J. GOSPODARSKI