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Letters to the Editors

Higher taxes, less water? Let's curtail growth


© St. Petersburg Times
published June 30, 2002

Editor: To the county commissioners: If you have not already done so, please read the letter to the editor written by Richard Ross in the St. Petersburg Times on June 16. That expresses my feelings regarding that dirty word: "growth."

He moved here from Georgia and I moved here from Pennsylvania; the similarities are amazing.

Taxes? Naturally, with growth, come higher taxes. You can't expect anything else. Guaranteed, higher and higher taxes are in the offing.

Of course, this doesn't even take into account the water situation. Building more apartments and another Wal-Mart Supercenter, plus a Sam's Club, doesn't make any sense at all, especially since we don't have enough water for the residents who are already here.

If you haven't done so lately, take a ride down U.S. 19 to Pasco and Pinellas counties. Do you want Hernando to emulate that? Or don't you care?

Please, think before you grant more zoning changes for any more Wal-Marts, etc.
-- Helen G. Campbell, Brooksville

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