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Worried about steady property tax increases
So, from the end of the 2009 school year to the end of the 2018 school year the school district has found justification for a 45 percent tax increase for just the local portion of school daily operations?
A 20 percent increase in one year alone and a built-in 3-plus percent increase over the next four?
Where is this local money coming from?
From 2009 to current, one portion of the local workforce alone had a 0 percent pay raise with no hope in sight for anything better. Leading up to that point, the local workforce endured a 70-100 percent increase in property taxes. Now, the school district wants 20 percent in one year with four more increases while the workforce sits hoping for a 1 percent pay raise.
Now, let’s talk fixed-income retirees who have property taxes with built-in annual increases. Or not. I think you get the picture.
People are not against the funding of schools, just the constant increases without proper justification. How much longer can one own a home before they are taxed out of it?