Why are the developers so interested in promoting approval of the two sales tax referendums on the November ballot? Why are they so interested that they have contributed $300,000 to get you to vote for those two half-cent taxes that will bring in one billion dollars over the next 15 years. The answer is simple. They want that revenue to be used to offset non-collection of impact fees just like the school district did sine 2008.
If we vote against the two taxes now, we can reconsider them again next year before the existing school sales tax expires and after we have modified the terms to make sure that the developers pay 100 percent of the recommended impact fee and make sure all of the sales tax goes to the schools and the county and not to the developers. Vote “against” both taxes.