Monday, October 30, 2006

Deceptive ballot title

There's a ballot measure on the Multnomah County ballot that would establish a tax for the "West Multnomah County Soil and Water District."

The language of the "question" is totally misleading. Here is how it reads:

Shall the District have a permanent rate limit of $.0750 (7.5 cents) per $1000 assessed value beginning fiscal year 2007-08

The wording is obviously intended to make it sound like a tax LIMIT rather than a new tax. That's outrageous. Tell them no.


Anonymous said...

These fucking people make me so mad. I voted FOR this thing, thinking it was a limit on the rate of an existing tax. Fucking assholes.

MMW said...

This is on the ballot in Clackamas County too.