Enough is enough: Vote against two local tax questions | SummitDaily.com

Enough is enough: Vote against two local tax questions

I just read the Notice of Election printed by Summit County. It talked about proposals to increase taxes, primarily to homeowners.

I encourage everyone to vote no for the Colorado River Water Conservation District property tax hike and the Summit Combined Housing Authority sales tax. Enough is enough.

The concept that we ought to have increased taxes for a feel-good idea so we can get that warm and fuzzy feeling is silly at best.

Why should homeowners pay for this? Property taxes seem to be the most likely target in all these cases. I can not believe the Board of County Commissioners did not kill these before they came to a ballot.

Not only that, but in the pamphlet, the Summit County Clerk’s office did not see fit to print comments in opposition to any of the proposals. It said no comments were submitted. That has to be a crock.

I believe that, if a new program requiring funds is adopted, another program should be cut and the money taken from there. If we have to do that with our own budget, why shouldn’t the same apply to government?

Since our elected officials can’t seem to protect us from all this, maybe we need a version of Proposition 13 from California. In general, under Proposition 13, proposed property taxes can not be increased until the house sells.

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