Why don't we add a 1-2cent local tax for a limited time on alcohol, cigarettes, leisure activities to help pay for pools/parks/river front projects etc. instead of adding it automatically to property taxes. These projects are for everyone to use, therefore EVERYONE can contribute to improving our city whether or not they own property. Many of these projects are in attempt to improve the city, reduce crime by having available activities or just trying to represent this city in another light. Adding a small local tax to purchases for leisure, alcohol, cigarettes and snacks can greatly help. By continuously increasing property taxes will #1 have people leave the city/county district, #2 increase negativity among homeowners & #3 won't change any mindsets of the ones who don't care about the city. What we want is for people to respect and feel some stake & ownership in where they live & work. Our culture must change!

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