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Re: “Why Wake County Needs to Take the School Bond to Voters

John,

Excuses don't solve the problem, tax increases haven't solved the problem and expecting citizens to approve two bonds this year is delusional. Put both on the ballot and you'll watch one, if not both, go down in flames.

Maybe you and the power elites should be the ones convincing the State Legislature that impact fees need to be made legal. Call them infrastructure improvement incentives if it makes everyone feel better.

Thanks,
Greg

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Posted by GM on 02/11/2016 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Why Wake County Needs to Take the School Bond to Voters

John,

It's time Wake County move away from the same ole response to the never ending capacity crisis with our schools. If Wake County is going to continue to promote business, being #1 in everything and growth at every level, then its elected officials need to come up with new options for funding the results that come with such an agenda.

Consider impact fees, or call them what you like, but growth should be funding itself at this point in the triangle. Enlarging the tax base, and over burdening our schools, is not the only thing growth should be accomplishing.

Continuing to expect the tax payers to fund the schools issue over and over and over again is absurd. Not everyone in Wake County has a six figure income or can afford to have their mortgage payments increase every other year with the "occasional billion dollar bond."

Many tax payers can't afford to "do both" this year. So respectfully we ask you to find another way, but more importantly, find a BETTER way to deal with the never ending school crisis. Make those creating the burden on the system carry more of the load and help fix it!

Thanks,
Greg
Wake County Tax Payer

Posted by GM on 02/11/2016 at 10:39 AM

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