Funny how history can be found to repeat itself. What was applicable years ago readily applied again today.
With that said, reader John Mills wrote in The News Tribune (letter, March 13, 2009), when an earlier school capital bond levy failed, “Voters did not say that they would not tax themselves ... they said ‘no’ to taxing their neighbors; many of who are elderly and poor.”
Kudos to you, John, and all the other people who voted like you.
School districts often explain that those on fixed incomes will not have to pay the additional tax. What they don’t say is, in return, the county will place a lien against the property for those unpaid taxes. Those taxes will accrue until either they’re paid in full, or they are collected at the time of sale or transfer of said property — with interest added.
To many elderly homeowners, their home is all they actually own. Having a lien placed against that property is totally unacceptable.
I hope voters will remember those words again this time and vote “no” on the Puyallup School District’s capital bond.