Letter to the editor: Vote no on 1A and Prop 66

Posted 10/17/19

I’m urging a no vote for both Jeffco 1A and Prop 66. On 1A and 66 we are literally writing the county and state a blank check to go over budget and not be accountable. The county tells us that …

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Letter to the editor: Vote no on 1A and Prop 66

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I’m urging a no vote for both Jeffco 1A and Prop 66. On 1A and 66 we are literally writing the county and state a blank check to go over budget and not be accountable. The county tells us that more people in the county means less services. Why?
Wouldn’t more people mean more taxes into the system? My property taxes have gone from $1,375 a year in 2012 to $2,375 now. A 57% increase! And the county is telling me they don’t have money? They say it will be for schools, roads and the jails.
Didn’t we just have a school tax increase? The last report had only fourth-graders proficient, why? Back when the state legislature doubled our car registration fees remember they said it would be used for roads? Guess again, check out the list of where you money goes on your car registration paper.
The same can be said for Prop 66. They again say schools and roads. Remember the marijuana tax was supposed to go to schools and many cities bought recreation centers with it? My point is that our county and state government believe they deserve our money more than us and can’t be trusted. If they have excess money they are suppose to refund us. Even if it’s $10. Tabor holds these governments accountable to not overspend your money. They cry about not having money but have no problem raising my taxes.
Vote no for the measures.
David Albertsen,
Arvada

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