Tuesday night's Inter-Neighborhood Council meeting offered a forum for two key backers and opponents of the prepared foods tax on the November ballot -- Rob Teer Jr. from the committee supporting the levy, and Dallas Woodhouse from Americans for Prosperity and the opposition committee -- to offer their thoughts and ideas on the measure.
Both sides had a chance to present their side and then to answer questions from the assembled audience of neighborhood representatives and other civic stakeholders.
We at BCR captured the debate on video and present the pro and con sides here for review. Regretfully, the audio from Teer's Q&A session was not of good quality, but we've included Teer's presentation as well as the presentation and Q&A for Woodhouse.
Here's the pro argument, from Rob Teer Jr.:
Next up: the against case, from Dallas Woodhouse, followed by his response to questions from the audience. (Full disclosure: the question on AFP's tax regressivity concerns comes from this author.)
Once you've watched the videos, share in the comments here: what do you think, especially if you've been on the fence on the measure?