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Spencer: BC Shirked Duty In Rolling Back Taxes

Spencer: I just talked to Bonner County assessor Judie Conlan and it appears that the state tax commission is going to not back her up, and will likely wait and do a forced across the board increase. The illegal ordinance that the commissioners passed sets the new construction at 2006 levels, and all existing properties at the 2005 levels. This violates State law that requires all property to be taxed equally. The Commissioners only wanted to get out of the worst job that they have ever had so they can go back to trying to create a “legacy” in their few remaining months in office.

DFO: Indeed, the other shoe may fall hard on Bonner County as a result of this action. However, radical action is needed sometimes to send a message to The Powers That Be. See: Boston, Mass., circa 1773.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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