Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, who pledged during this 2011 mayoral campaign to repeal the city's 2 percent emergency food tax by April 1, is not likely to deliver on that promise.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Stanton says he not betraying public trust.
"I believed the economy was going to be in a better place, and a lot of economists also believed that," Stanton says. "And during the campaign, I was criticized for taking the cautious even approach."
That approach was couching his pledge to repeal the food tax with a qualifier -- saying he was in favor of repealing the tax in a responsible way that protects public safety.