Articles in Letters to the Editor
A referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot could increase the sales tax you will pay on every taxable item you buy in Oconee County. Proponents, hoping to take more than 36 million additional dollars from you over the next eight years, are trying to convince you it’s no big deal, usually referring to the tax increase as a “penny” or “one cent” sales tax.
I have to admit that I get excited during the election season, and, as a former history and social studies teacher, I know that elections matter and are an essential element in our democratic republic. Therefore, I hope everyone votes on Nov. 4, and such a responsibility requires careful study and consideration of both candidates and issues prior to the time spent in the voting booth.
I fully support Oconee County Council’s decision to pass the immunity and indemnification ordinance.
Most of the items that would be made possible by the proposed 1-cent capital projects sales tax are no doubt worthy, but to me the things that stand out head-and-shoulders above the rest are the proposed library upgrades — especially the replacement of the antiquated and dilapidated Seneca library.