Getting the signs up
Spring has arrived, which means it's time to get the grain planted. It is always therapeutic for me to take a lap or two in the field. This is our Steiger ST 270 that we purchased new almost 40 years ago. What a tractor this has been. It is a real workhorse. We have traversed thousands of acres together. We’ve had breakdowns over the years with this tractor, some major ones. But, out of necessity we have kept it going because of the cost of a new one. New would be nice but not possible given decreasing grain prices, so we make do with what we have. That’s how I’ve lived my life. That’s probably how you have had to live your life, too. Given our current circumstances, we may be on the precipice of hard times. I hope I’m wrong about that. Either way, whatever the challenges are that lay ahead of us, we will figure it out. That may mean making do with what we have.
We are living in difficult times, to say the least. These recent developments are impacting us all in many different ways and have diverted our attention away from the problems we face right here in Bonneville County.
Everywhere I go, people about their other big concerns. The topic of property taxes always comes up. Without exception the tell me their property taxes are increasing dramatically each year by, 10% to 100% just this year.
Property evaluations are up this year and so are our taxes. Bonneville County set a budget this year of $90 million this year. Since 1980 that is an increase 2 1/2 times larger than the rate of inflation and population growth combined.
This is only one of the issues, that has prompted me to run for County Commissioner. I am uniquely qualified and my commitment to you is to fix these problems. Difficult times require that we get these budgets under control and get property taxes down. I hope you will join me in this effort.
City Club Debate April 30, 2020 from noon to 1:00 P.M.
Last day to request a ballot is May 19, 2020
Ballots must be received at the Elections office on Shoup Ave. by 8:00 P.M.