Letter: A tax you can like
Anyone who knows me knows there are very few taxes I support. The proposed ¾-cent sales tax has much more to recommend it than it has a downside. It is estimated that it would provide about $56 million over its 20-year duration to fix the badly needed infrastructure of our neighborhood streets and utility systems. That seems like a lot of money, but when you think about having to replace failing sewer and water pipes, upgrade drainage systems, and repair and replace our potholed, crumbling neighborhood streets it might get most of it done. It will be a huge, multi-year task and you can bet it won’t get any cheaper in the future to deal with failure after failure. The cheapest and best way is to plan ahead and get it done as soon as possible. There is no neighborhood in Glenwood that has upgraded, pothole-free streets with the possible exception of seventh and eighth because of the bridge work. I especially like the sunset clause. This tax, unlike most others, will go away.