Reno Suggest Higher Sales Tax,
Property Tax and Wheel Tax
|In her News Herald "Candidates Questions"
second district commission
candidate, Shirley Reno, indicates that she supports a wheel tax,
higher sales tax and higher property tax. The only question for her is
whether the property tax increase should come all at once or in
increments. But no where in her responses does Ms. Reno ever suggest
that cutting spending and waste is even an option.
"Even with the funding steps we have taken, the increased sales
tax, if it passes in the upcoming election, and the possibility
of a wheel tax, we will still fall very short of the needed
funds. And that brings us to a property tax increase. There is
no way to know how much money will be needed until we meet with
the board of education and understand all the needs and the time
frame involved. Another question is should the monies needed be
considered as a whole (raise the property tax to cover all
building needs at one time) or do a property tax raise in
increments so we donít get hit really hard at any one time. Our
present property tax rate is one of the 10 lowest in the state."
Thus far while on commission, Ms. Reno has voted
herself as a commissioner a 20% raise and voted for the quarter million
dollar renovation of Doyle Arp's office, columns and all.