Public comment

Published 9:33 am Wednesday, June 5, 2013

To the editor:

First, I appreciate the county commissioners who allowed public comment on the proposed budget — even though public comment is not legally required.

As a homeowner, I am, of course, thrilled at the ¼ cent decrease in the tax assessment —which comes to $3.375 per year.

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However, as thrilled as I am that house owners — some of which are landlords — are receiving some slight tax relief, I cannot help wondering what is being done to help those who are not eligible for that relief — the renters.

Accordingly, I have decided that I shall donate my $3.375 per year to whatever group or individual is working to equalize the financial pain we must all feel to provide services for the unfortunate who need those services the most.

– Bill Holcomb, Tryon