SOUND OFF / June 1, 2011

Published 12:50 am Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sound Off highlights anonymous, brief takes on the news offered via telephone by Daily News readers.

In response to some of the discontent expressed by some county residents who don’t feel it fair that city residents get a reduction in their utility rates: I would like to make a complaint about living in the city and paying city and county taxes at the same rate. I don’t know that this has ever been explained. Why should I pay the same rate for city and county when I live in the city? Can the WDN please explain this?

Editor’s note: Counties and municipalities are allowed by state law to impose a property tax on their property owners. People with property in a municipality pay property taxes to the county and municipality because the municipality is part of the county. People with property and who don’t live in a city, town or village only pay property taxes to the county.

I think we should do away with early childhood education as well. Most of the ones who are benefiting from these programs are not even taxpaying citizens.

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