Letter to editor

Keep Ramona viable: Yes on Proposition R

Our schools in Ramona are in trouble. We have failing facilities, a bleak financial outlook and declining enrollment. For those of you that would like to save the $15-25 per month in taxes for the long overdue bond measure, you will probably be able to save even more than that if it fails. How, you may ask? With high gas prices, a school system run by the state, and deteriorating campuses, fewer people with children will want to live here. You can count on your property value dropping another 20%. Then you could have your property reassessed and pay lower taxes.

Someone willing to save $300 per year in taxes (more like $200-225 as it is tax-deductible) to ensure losing $100,000 in home equity deserves that fate in my opinion.

It is my observation and belief that 20-25% of people will vote against anything that costs them money in taxes. That means that a bond requiring a 55% vote to pass must get 55 out of every 75 people of the remaining electorate to vote for it. I encourage you to challenge your friends and neighbors to invest in this community and keep Ramona a viable community by voting “Yes” on Proposition R.

Scott Roulier, Ramona

   
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