Fund parks through usage fees
I see what you are saying. That makes sense.
ramela...you miss the point. The levy is voted by all voters, regardless of ownership of the property that is going to be taxed. The levy would be fair if only peroperty owners were allowed to vote a tax on themselves. Many are saying EVERYONE benefits...well why not make everyone pay? A $10 per person tax would generate $1.6 million. The price of one large pizza and just one per year, not even one per month.
The powers that be want your levy money now. When that is spent on wages/fringe benefits, then they will ask for user fees.
If people don't want the Parks levy to pass then they should go out and vote "no". I want it to pass, and I care, so I will go out and vote "yes." If it passes then that means more people support it than do not. If a majority of the people want the levy to fail, but it passes anyway, then that is the opposition's fault. They should have been responsible and voted. Istead, they will sit at home and complain about how taxes are going up a few cents a month. They'll happily keep buying their cigarettes, though, that have probably 4 dollars of tax on one pack that costs 5 dollars. No problem there. Gotta have their cigs! And another thing, there are a lot of roads and bridges in the county and state that I never use, but my taxes pay for the maintainence of those roads. So should all roads and bridges simply be funded by the people who use them? Make every bridge and road a toll road?