Letters to the Editor

Explains ‘no’ vote on Whatcom jail tax

I was one of the 27,955 people to vote against the new jail tax just a few days ago.

I found it hard to vote against it because I was also one of the super majority (67 percent) who voted for the new jail tax in 2004. I had two problems with the new tax. First, I feel mislead by the way the 2004 tax money was spent. Second, the information distributed by the backers of the new tax was lacking solid information. The large multi-color mailing sent out by the backers of the new tax was nicely done except for the fact it didn’t contain any real information important to me. Did the county pay for that expensive-looking advertising?

My only conclusion was to follow the old saw “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” It appears that some 27,954 other people felt the same way.

Robin Mullins

Bellingham

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