Brookfield Election Fact Check

2nd district incumbent Alderman Rick Owen gave the following to BrookfieldNOW:

As a member of the Finance Committee, I helped lead the city to its lowest four-year period of tax increases over two decades.

Itty-bitty detail here. Rick Owen isn’t on the Finance Committee. He was there for the first two years of his term only – April 2004 to April 2006.

Second contextual detail: The city hasn’t raised taxes because growth is down. The state caps kept taxes from being higher. Owen voted against plans to reduce taxes below the state-allowed maximums.

Thought you’d want to know.