The city of Lynden should reconsider its proposal to raise taxes April 1. The city does not have one street that is impassable. The attraction of local shopping far out weighs your proposal of an increase. My family has lived here a short time (since 2005) and in that time, we have seen things that were contrary to a community-driven economy and the answer is always more money. Lynden as a promoter for more brilliant ideas like (Million Smiles). Attraction community, and execution.