Tuesday, January 12, 2010

So the Swimmers May Not be Coming...

As you may have heard it appears the swim group has taken a stand...they expect to have more time to raise the remaining money (about $5 mil, apparently) or for the city to come through with more than its promised share of $2 million (out of $30 mil total).

I don't know why the city does not pursue a vote on a tax bond, where property taxes are temporarily increased to raise money approved by a citizen vote. $5 million is a drop in the bucket. My town, Wichita, Ks., did this to build a new arena a few years ago--my property taxes on my $200,000 home went up by $85 per year.

What would you do? Would you approve a property tax bond if it meant getting things done?

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