Enough is enough! I am retired, and my property taxes are my largest household expense. I have lived in University Place for more than 22 years.
Over the years, my property taxes have gone up and occasionally down a little, but this year they went up more than 10 percent, higher by hundreds of dollars than they have ever been. In comparison, my house value increased less than 2 percent this year.
If voters approve formation of a metropolitan park district, my property taxes could go up another $300 per year. That’s with no further voter approval.
Formation of a metro park district in University Place is a bad idea and will likely lead to additional solicitations for funding in the future.
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Please vote no and keep property taxes affordable for retirees, seniors and everyone else who loves living in University Place.