County tax revenue seems to be going into a rat hole |

County tax revenue seems to be going into a rat hole

I have been reading the article about “Half-cent sales tax proposed.” If I remember correctly, the taxpayers had previously approved a sales tax increase to improve our roads. Since these tax increases, once are approved, continue for years, it would be interesting to know the exact amount of dollars collected to improve our roads. Also an accounting on how those tax dollars were spent. Now the county wants to collect additional taxes to “improve our roads.” Soon we will be driving on roads paved with gold.

In addition the county wants your taxes to fund the Dorsey Drive interchange, which they have been planning for years. Question: If the county has been planning on this interchange for years, why haven’t they been setting aside the taxpayer monies into a special account to fund this interchange?

The county must figure that the taxpayers are “cash cows.” The fiscal administration and planning of this county are in very sad shape and I think the county needs to plan ahead.

I would strongly suggest that the taxpayers reject this request for additional taxes as our taxes seem to be going into a rat hole.

Paul Hinshelwood

Grass Valley

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