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Letter to the editor - Feb. 15


February 15, 2018

I’m voting no on GO Bond issue

Regarding the March 6 Clovis municipal election on whether to issue $20 million in general obligation bonds, to be repaid with property taxes, for infrastructure and quality of life improvements:

1. Why do we call a “tax increase” a GO bond?

2. Why do all registered voters get to vote on what the property owners pay? That is complete discrimination.

3. Why should only property owners have to pay for infrastructure that everyone can use?

4. What is the problem with increasing gross receipts tax? This way everyone who spends a dollar in Clovis can pay equally to have better infrastructure. Even the people who don’t live in Clovis and may be passing through will contribute if they spend money here.

5. Many seniors live on a budget with Social Security and perhaps a small pension. Why should they have to pay because they worked hard all their lives to own a home, or other properties?

6. Who came up with this idea and who in their right mind would vote for this?

7. This is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and I intend to vote no on the Go Bond issue.

8. I encourage everyone to vote no on this issue, then let the city figure out another way to improve infrastructure.

Donald K. Reid



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