Anger over taxes has outraged many Beaconsfield residents and some of them have now banded together to try and oust Mayor Bob Benedetti from office.
The average tax bill went up 30 per cent after the 2003 demergers and the move was closely followed by a 20-per-cent pay raise at city hall.
The increases upset many people, including some of Benedetti's former supporters.
A protest movement sprung up to run other candidates against the incumbent.
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