Vote No for Proposition 1!

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See the wolf in sheep’s clothing. Under all the surface niceties of the Land Bank lie financially crippling measures and new missions. Of course we want protected lands to appreciate and enjoy. Preservation Trust, Bureau of Land Management, State and National Parks have served this purpose. The Land Bank has helped this mission but at much cost to our county financially. Competitive real estate sales have gone to other counties and competitive land leases have been lost to county control. Removing tax parcels diminishes our tax base at a time when our county needs are great. Stop the unnecessary expansion of Land Bank. Let it maintain what it has now, sell the properties not intended for conservation, get out of competitive agriculture and help our county in this rough economy. Be ready, this issue will not go away if rejected this election. We will be asked again over the next elections to reevaluate this excise tax. Until the economy recovers we need to help our county’s financial needs. Vote NO to Proposition 1.