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Fri, May 24

Letter: Enough already

Editor:

In this week’s (Dec. 12) Chino Valley Review, the suggestion was made that a tax raise might be in our future. The reason was to provide money for Chino Valley roads. While the roads do need upkeep/repair, I am not in favor of a tax increase.

The sales tax of Chino is already 10.35 percent. This high tax rate is in spite of a 12,000 population. To me it doesn’t make sense.

What is happening to the taxes that are already being collected?

Isn’t the current tax rate of 10.35 percent enough? This time, the roads are the reason for raising taxes. What about the next problem? Will it be time to for higher taxes? In my family, my income limits my spending. Does Chino Valley have a spending problem?

Is it possible that more accountability to the small little town’s population could be reallocated and spent in a better manner?

Instead of raising taxes, what about developing Old Home Manor and bringing in businesses. Their taxes might bring in enough new tax money so that the citizens would not have their taxes raised. An example to look at is Prescott Valley. Look at all the businesses which pay taxes. Can’t we do the same in Chino Valley?

Getting back to the Chino Valley proposed tax increase. I will not vote to raise my taxes. I think I pay enough already.

Randy Brumund

Chino Valley

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