"The basis of the opposition is that it goes a lot deeper that just a tax on the public," DiCiccio said. "The city of Phoenix has a structural problem that it needs to address .
"The city pays $100,000 per employee from a file clerk to the city manager. We have a labor bubble that we need to address. This is a structural problem."
"The water rates have been raised 40% in the last 5 years in order to pay for the structural problems that it has."
"The city of Phoenix has increased expenses 270% in the last 5 years"