I was again re-reading the article on Measure S yesterday and in addition I received the flyer in favor of it as well. It states that the parcel tax of $197 per year would cover the shortfall for the next 10 years.
I seriously doubt that the 10-year cap would ever come to fruition.
History has proven time and time again that once a tax is levied, it usually becomes permanent. A perfect example of this would be the tax we pay every year for BART. This tax has been paid by the homeowners since the 1960s. Here it is, almost 50 years later, and we still don’t have the complete system that was promised to us – and yet Santa Clara County, which never paid for it from the beginning, is getting complete service.
Another question is: why is it only the homeowners who are being levied for this?
Many homeowners pay over $3,000 per year in property taxes after assessments.
Why can’t we just levy a small increase in the sales tax of maybe a half percent and let everyone pay their share as well.
It’s time for the hardworking people who play by the rules to say no more taxes.
That is true fairness in the American tradition.