property tax

Scrutinize your tax bill

Re: Newcastle Fire District. Measure K only needs a 50 percent-plus-one approval to pass. Measure K is a tax reduction. It removes the automatic annual CPI cost of living increase ...

Growth v. charm debate misses mark

The never-ending superficial debate on development vs. charm is laughable. And telling fellow citizens to move out if they want shopping convenience is the height of self-righteous ...

Help students, not bureaucrats

To Mary Ann Frank (“Property tax goes chiefly to education,” Reader Input, March 15): Thank you for your input. Simply this: we need to invest more of ourselves in the students ...

Measure D will be money well spent

For and against!I totally understand Donna McCloskey’s frustration in her letter to the Journal (“People getting taxed mightily,” Reader Input, April 10) regardin ...

People getting taxed mightily

Re: “Rural Auburn residents speak out against $150 fire fee, (Journal, April 4):I am so disgusted with both the local and state governments.Two weeks ago we received a questi ...

Property tax goes chiefly to education

Re: “Education now feeding off the people” (Allen Cassidy, Reader Input, March 12): The last breakdown in the property tax bill indicated that 61.86 percent of the property tax ...

Too many questions remain for a yes vote from me

Mr. Smith of Newcastle (Auburn Journal, Feb. 15) stated that he is “convinced” that Newcastle Fire needs additional funds. I don’t know how he became convinced, so please sho ...

Why no public forum on fire house?

Measure B questions: Through this letter, I’m hoping to generate some discussion and gain further insight into Newcastle’s Measure B re: our fire department. We usually have p ...

Following road to serfdom

I see where the Hon. Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles, is suggesting a return to the confiscatory property taxes we had prior to 1978 when Prop. 13 was passed, and is wil ...

Show reader the money

I vote no on this (Measure L). I just spoke to the county regarding the bonds that are already assessed on my property tax bill for our schools. Bonds 35400-35404 ($56.40) — the ...