We are being asked to vote on raising our taxes again.
This time it is for the purpose of repairing the courthouse. However, the referendum does not state that it will only be used for that purpose. It is called a safety tax. There is no time limit on how long this tax will be in effect. The public was deceived on the new jail and again on the new high school. Who’s to say we are not being deceived again?
The city of Mt. Vernon always seems to have monty for TIF projects, revolving loans and even a new water park. Maybe it’s time they step up and help out the courthouse repairs. After all, the courthouse is in the middle of the city of Mt. Vernon.
I say we vote no on the tax referendum.