“(Dolores) Crow’s (Rev & Tax) committee poked its head back into the sand when it refused the request by Kootenai County and other progressive counties to expand the local-option sales tax to cover a range of capital projects. Currently, the half-cent sales tax can be used to fund only jail expansions as well as provide property tax relief. By denying the request out of hand, the committee refused to recognize the tough job local government faces in constructing buildings and acquiring land. Crow’s committee isn’t to be congratulated for voting for some tax relief. It’s more like the proverbial broken clock that occasionally gets the time right.”
For the rest of my editorial about property tax relief, click here.