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Mon, May 20

Letter: Property taxes

Editor:

The town of Chino Valley is coming up on the date to vote on whether or not we as a town want to raise our property taxes for the purpose of fixing our roads and buying water companies.

I have said before and continue to say that I do not want this proposal to pass. I don’t like the idea of giving more money to any local, state or federal agency. I think they already pick our pockets enough. While I do agree that our roads do need to be fixed, I continue to think that we could get those roads fixed with better money allocation.

Chino Valley has a population of about 12,000. From watching the people who shop at the Safeway grocery store, no doubt many are on a fixed income or on the lower end of the economic scale.

I think however, the secret is to insist that Chino Valley spend its money more wisely. Didn’t some of Chino Valley’s residents already get hammered with high sewer rates a few years ago? Because of that, there were people on fixed incomes who couldn’t pay the increased rates and lost their homes.

I have heard that some city jobs of Chino Valley pay over $100,000 dollars. I don’t think Chino Valley is big enough to support expenditures like that.

Pay more in taxes? I am not for it.

Randy Brumund

Chino Valley

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