December 5, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 33

Proposition 1 was understood

Letters to the Editor

I wanted to respond to your article in the Nov. 28 Cheney Free Press regarding Proposition 1.   There are many reasons why this did not pass and I take exception to Al French stating that we the people of Spokane County didn’t fully understand what we were voting for regarding Prop. 1.  

I think the voters did fully understand what was presented to them, and could see through the scam that Prop. 1 was.  

The main reason was that most people in the county could not afford to raise their property tax.  The second reason was that people out in the rural areas of the county are getting sick and tired of the city of Spokane, and Greater Spokane Incorporated dictating what happens to us out in the county.  

It was Spokane County and the city of Airway Heights that allowed those trailer parks in the first place.   Let’s see, trailer’s with low tax value vs. light industrial with high tax value?   Al French and the rest of our so-called elected officials need to learn when the voters say no, we mean NO!  

Maybe if the county was so concerned about this issue, they should have spent the $7.5 million plus that they dumped on the “Money pit” – sorry I meant the racetrack – on moving those trailers.

Jerry Goertz

Medical Lake

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