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How much of a property tax hike are you willing to take on to improve facilities at Walla Walla High School?

Zero. Wa-Hi construction can wait. 46 votes

56.79%

25 cents per $1,000 of home value, perhaps one building 14 votes

17.28%

50 cents per $1,000 of home value, perhaps two or three buildings 3 votes

3.70%

$1 per $1,000 of home value, a complete overhaul 18 votes

22.22%

81 total votes

Comments

barracuda says...

I don't thin this poll outcome is what ***they*** were looking for....

Posted 21 October 2013, 8:10 p.m. Suggest removal

namvet60 says...

Is this all the school board was elected for was to hold meetings and try to drive the citizens farther in debt?

Posted 22 October 2013, 6:31 a.m. Suggest removal

MC3 says...

Per Trulia.com, the median home sell price in Walla Walla is $203,000. This breaks down to $16.92 per month at the $1 per $1000 scenario. Just a little math to assist y'all in making the right decision to vote in favor of schools.

Posted 22 October 2013, 8:35 a.m. Suggest removal

namvet60 says...

A little math always helps: What if you don't live in a median priced house and already pay $184 a month? Some people don't have an extra dime to share.

Posted 22 October 2013, 8:57 a.m. Suggest removal

Jo99362 says...

Yeah, almost $17 on top of the other debt already accumulated with Edison and Green Park. Didn't Sharpstein just got paid off and its been 12 years?

Posted 22 October 2013, 9:19 a.m. Suggest removal

pleasant says...

$16.92 per month. Plus the sales tax hike for Valley Transit and Roads, a possible bond for a new pool/water park, school levies ect..... It adds up!

Posted 22 October 2013, 8:44 a.m. Suggest removal

barracuda says...

We just told the board no.....
Do we need to do it again? No new school bonds... Let us catch our breath first.

Posted 23 October 2013, 5:45 p.m. Suggest removal

jeffstrickler says...

The problem is that voters have turned down the past two bonds on the high school... and it ain't gonna get any cheaper, as the entire building clearly needs updating. The longer we push this off, the more it is going to cost. In fact, we've made it worse on ourselves as College Place got tired of waiting on us and went off to build their own - so now we are down that many more tax payers and have to pick up the burden. Better to quit complaining, as at least when your tax dollars go to build a school, you know where they are going.

Posted 23 October 2013, 7:04 p.m. Suggest removal

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