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By Dan McQueen


January 19, 2007

What is the Ketchikan Gateway Borough thinking? The 15% increase is ABSURD! I can't think of a single thing that I've done to my house to make it "OVERNIGHT" worth 15% more! As property owners in other towns (Portland,Ore. for one) have had to accept, property prices are falling!

House buyers aren't buying houses nor is Ketchikan's population growing.Which is the main reason not to OVER-TAX THE CITIZENS!

This is just another Back-door attempt to raise taxes. For what now?

I remember a time when everyone running for government office did so on NO NEW TAXES!

The average KGB tax-payers wages didn't go up 15% -- Fuel Has! Food Has!


Why should you think the value of every building has gone UP?

It's time for some one with some common sense to run things!

Dan McQueen
Ketchikan, AK

Received January 18, 2007 - Published January 19, 2007

About: "Taxed-Out 25 Yr. KGB Resident"


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Property Assessments Go Up As Much As 35% (SitNews) - Ketchikan Gateway Borough real property assessment notices were mailed on January 17th according to Dennis Finegan, KGB Director of Assessment. In a news release, Finegan stated, "A review and analysis of the real estate market has mandated adjustments to assessed values." He said State Statutes and Borough Code require that assessments be at full and true value as of the January 01, 2007 assessment date. - More...
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