Monday, September 28, 2009

West Bend School Board - Tax Levy - SHOW UP AND VOTE

...Today, Ginny Maziarka posts her plea to have people come to the school board meeting and vote on the proposed budget. (At least she's learned to use the highlight function, rather than red font)...


  1. Does Ginny not realize that by not allowing comments she is virtually assuring nobody will read her blog? If you land on a blog with post after post with zero comments people feel like it isn't a "happening" place and they lose interest. I'd bet $500 bucks that her hits are becoming fewer and further between...

  2. The tax in question is a school levy property tax: A 12% increase or + $0.48 per $1,000 of property. Currently the tax is $4.00 per $1,000.

    On a $200,000 property, it's $96.00 more per year. Total school levy taxes if this had passed on a $200,000 property: $896.00 vs $800.00.

    One of the issues with this meeting was that there is a lot of frustration not only with the economy but taxes citizens do not have control of. Since, they do not have a voice on those taxes, the frustration was expelled at this meeting.

    Note: Children in the audience were shouting out, "No!"

    Even after all the presentation, people still thought that all their property taxes were going up 12%.