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Re: “Yes on 2C, No on 300

Looks bad for 2C and 300 looks like it's going to pass. While I am not happy with either, I was also a little torn. Raising the property tax to cover an immediate budget shortfall with not end date in sight for the increase was the issue. As for the stormwater enterprise, while I see the need to improve our infrastructure, the creation of the enterprise essentially resulted in a tax that did not go to the public for approval. With that said, I'm saddened that too many in this city complain but are unwilling to pony up and contribute to solutions (which also means paying for them). We need to seriously think about how we expect to improve our roads, public safety, schools and other essential services. At some point, we are going to have to pay for these services. Privatizing isn't always the answer (often that just shifts costs).

Posted by 10yrresident on 11/03/2009 at 8:13 PM

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