Reader recalls failed petition effort of a year ago
To the editor:
I am writing to you in response to Mrs. Galner's response to my earlier letter. She was wondering where I got my information.
I didn't get my information from newspapers or anywhere else. I just figured it out.
It isn't rocket science. I went to one of the incorporation meetings at the Golden Valley Baptist Church on a Saturday morning (more than a year ago.) I asked the chairman (Terry Kemp) how much the taxes were going to go up.
He stood there in a house of God and told me taxes wouldn't go up. That can't be true.
As I mentioned before in my letter to the editor, they will have to have the services I mentioned. Maybe not right away, but they will eventually. Where is that money going to come from?
As far as Mrs. Galner wondering whether I am on the developers' side, she couldn't be more wrong.
I can't stand developers. If I gave my opinion, the editor wouldn't print my letter.
As I mentioned in my letter, my wife and I lived in Riverside, Calif. I have seen what developers do. In an area outside of Riverside, there were beautiful orange groves. When the orange trees blossomed, there was a pleasant fragrance in the air.
Those orange groves are all gone now. Developers built houses in there, about 10 feet apart. The developers found out who owned the orange groves and probably offered them a large sum of money.
The grower probably had those groves for quite a few years, but guess what. Instant retirement.
One more thing: When the taxes go up, there will be some people forced out of their homes because they can't afford higher taxes. There are a lot of people here on fixed incomes and barely making ends meet.
Mrs. Galner is certainly entitled to her opinion, as we all are.
Ronney L. Case