Upping sales tax not the way to go

Upping sales tax not the way to go

I am glad to see that the city of Kingman is placing a priority on the Rattlesnake Wash interchange. This is by far the best place for a new interchange. However, I did not see a planned connecting road to Airway on the map in the Miner. This road could be a planned commercial strip built with a stoplight at each end and in the center only. Each new store would be required to build a frontage road connecting the stores to each other, avoiding another Stockton Hill Road. Also, the city should annex the airport. Being that the airport generates little sales tax, funding becomes a problem, one that has prevented other annexations.

In my opinion, a real estate tax for fire protection should be assessed for property in the city. Real estate taxes per $100 are cheaper in the city than in the county because of the lack of a fire protection tax. Fire protection is property based and sales tax is not a reliable way of funding it; and yes, my home is in the city.

Dave DePuy, Kingman