Letters to the Editor

Taxes and the voter guide

By From page A8 | October 31, 2012

EDITOR:

El Dorado County is supposed to be mostly Republican and more conservative. I was going over the Voter Guide and noticed a plethora of proposed taxes increases on the various ballot initiatives and even within our own county. I just received my property tax and saw the following supplemental taxes:

Buckeye Elem Bond Election 06
EDUHS Bond- Election 2007
EDUHS Bond- Election 2008
Los Rios College Bond 2002
Los Rios College Bond 2008
207 EID G/O Land Only
371 EDH L&L No. 19 Roadway
520 EDH CSD CC&R
552 CS No. 10 Solid Waster
590 CSA No. 9 Drain Zn 98350
622 CSA10 HSE Hazard Waste
627 Library Tax ZN
685 CSA7 Ambulance W Slope

Count them. This is 13 additional taxes that we the voters have approved. I also own a house in the city of  Sacramento. They also had supplemental taxes on my property tax bill that consisted of the following:

Citywide L&L Assessment District
Sacramento Library Services Tax
SAFCA O & M Assessment No. 1

Count them. This is three additional taxes. For goodness sake people, start saying no! These politicians and various taxes they are supporting are like “pigs at a trough.” Their appetite is endless as is their willingness to tax and spend. Like the rest of us, this county needs to start figuring out how to “balance its check book” and live within its means. For those of you willing to raise your taxes even further, have a look at your property tax bill and ask yourself if government is better at spending your money than you are.

Will Cuellar
El Dorado Hills

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