by – just another Property Tax Payer
meanwhile last week…
President Obama – “our system is broken to a large degree”.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry – “America is not broken. Washington, D.C. is broken.”
The ECT via Commissioner Peter Runyon’s video – will show you how to break things here in Eagle County.
The ECT has obtained this Public Record video of Eagle County Commissioner – Peter Ruynon (D) explaining at a recent meeting – just what is “broken” here in Eagle County, Colorado
Peter’s comments? Centered on the local issue of (why we can’t) ‘Repeal our County’s Open Space Tax’ – Video is 42 seconds long – watch it.
Point 1 – Despite the weak condition of our local economy and runaway County home foreclosures (309 – YTD) – Runyon makes it perfectly clear – he’s against putting the question of the repeal of the County’s Open Space tax – on this November’s ballot.
Point 2 – Runyon’s personal attitude? – “a government of the people, by the people, and for the people?” – or a greedy County government refusing to give local Taxpayers the opportunity of a voter supported Property Tax break – via this November’s Ballot?
Point 3 – REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS – Over the last 4 years Eagle County has had a massive increase in County Property Taxes…If you’re working with a prospective Resort Real Estate buyer today who’s aware of the massive increases – how would they feel about purchasing something today – after watching Runyon’s Public comments – directed at the Property Taxes second homeowners pay here?
Point 4 – Instead of thanking second home owners who invest in our Community – Runyon seems content to (stick it to?) out-of-town homeowners every chance he gets. The other two County Commissioner (both democrats) are happy to do the same – they also refused the Ballot question at the same meeting.
Point 5 – How is it that other County’s in the United States (without a large second homeowner community) – can manage and balance their County’s Budget – without having to (sticking it to?) somebody who doesn’t live there – full-time.
Obviously – we don’t need to look all the way to Washington, DC – to see what’s broken here – our County Commissioners show it’s broken right here in our own backyard.