LETTER: Aren't we now 'revenue neutral'?

Jun. 29, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

To the Editor:

Am I missing something? Don't the residents of Sanford pay both county and city property taxes?

As a county resident, the county commissioners are reducing "county taxes" by 3 cents, which would include the city residences. The city would be revenue neutral at 51 cents from recent property revaluations, but has decided to increase taxes by 3 cents to 54 cents. Doesn't this equate to a true "revenue neutral" position?

I'm an Independent, who seems to chuckle at those who look at the glass as half empty.

Jim Payne

Sanford