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Petition Against Salina Property Tax Increases Begins

KSAL Staff - August 12, 2013 4:36 pm

A petition against possible property tax increases by both Saline County and Salina City Commissioners has been started.

During the public forum session of the Salina City Commission meeting on Monday, Steven Howe of Salina told commissioners about the petition, and read it to them.

The petition not only asks both boards of commissioners to not raise the mil levy, but also asks that both move their meeting times to 6:00 p.m. when voting on the final budget for 2014.

The following is the body of the petition from the “taxpayers of Salina and Saline County against property tax increases”:

Purpose: Stop proposed property tax increases by the Salina City Commission or the Saline County Board of Commissioners.
The undersigned taxpaying citizens of Salina and Saline County object to any increase in the property tax mil levy. While both the City and County may cite inflationary pressures as one reason to increase our taxes, we too are under the same inflationary pressures. As taxpaying citizens, we are asking our respective commissioners to:

• reexamine budget proposals for 2014

• look for additional ways to reduce spending

• consider generating additional revenue by liquidating assets or publicly held property

• please move your meeting times to 6:00 p.m. when voting on the final budget for 2014

The Salina City Commission has discussed the possiblilty of a mil levy increase to offset lost state funding, while the Saline County Commission has discussed a mil levy increase to fund the Saline County Health Department.

The petition is available online:


Iggy p Daily

August 12, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Really why is it that this made up group did not include the $111 million the school district is trying to saddle us with. Evidently its that group of 20 people that does not represent all of us taxpayers.

Red Neck

August 13, 2013 at 8:22 am

It is that so-called attorney and her group of misfits that make up this group not your everyday tax payers. You can tell its this small groups agenda because of the health department. If that were not the case the school district would have been added to the petition as they are asking for an amount that puts both the city and county increases to shame. Norlin I believe they call her and her group are still smarting over the rejection of the gay rights ordinance that got voted out. All she keeps doing is costing the taxpayers money with all these petitions and ordinances. Time she moved on to another community she has done enought damage here.

Lori Jennings

August 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Okay, so since the commissioners voted on the 3 mil and property tax for the good ole’ Health Dept, does that mean that there weren’t enough petitions to stop them?

Iggy p Daily

August 13, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Probably means if enought signatures are gotten then there will have to be a vote on it. The big loser could be the health department.

Fuchs Mi

August 15, 2013 at 8:50 am

The city commissioners sure screwed this whole thing up. Time to think about how we can get rid of all of them.

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