Barclay said he sees the property tax cap to be "harmful."
"We need a more equitable state aid (for schools)," he said. "We're pumping money into school districts but a lot of it's not going to the districts that need it."
Barclay did say he does publicly support the tax cap.
According to Hecht, year after year money is paid to educate children but there are no jobs for them once they have an education.
"The only people that are moving here are older people who don't have kids. You people can't afford to live here," Hecht said.
According to Barclay property taxes are generally not the most equitable because they hit people who have lower and fixed incomes differently that those with more money.
Barclay ended the meeting after a little more than the scheduled hour on a positive note despite the glum tone of the conversations.
"We're going to pull through this," he said.