Bobby Rich Letter

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Taxpayer speaks up for people on fixed income

My taxes near Coles Point have doubled in the past four years.

It is my understanding that any tax increase requires a vote on the matter, but we’re being gouged illegally, it seems.

Perhaps your taxes are not being increased. Only isolated communities? But if you suffer as we are — many on fixed, limited income — perhaps you will publish this and similar articles. Fair play is extra needed in tough times. Hope you can help.

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/s/Bobby Rich

(Editor’s note: The writer has apparently assumed incorrectly that a voter referendum is required for an increase in ad valorem tax.

Ad valorem taxes are set each year by the county supervisors during public meetings.)