Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Why I still love this community

My mother was recently taken ill just before Thanksgiving. She is recovering well and my family thanks the emergency responders, the staff of St. Francis Hospital, her doctors, and most especially, her friends. So why a letter to the editor?

Letters to the Editor

A casino in Columbus?

Although having a resort casino in Columbus will create jobs, it will cause so many social and behavioral problems. These problems include addiction to gambling and alcohol, increased rate of crime, prostitution, DUI deaths, broken families, bankruptcies, home foreclosures, and poor health.

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Time for moving forward

I call upon my brothers and sisters in the police and military service to stand behind our president-elect Donald Trump. Our fellow citizens have spoken through the ballot box. All citizens must allow President Trump to govern, without unnecessary obstruction. Tell your Representative or Senator if you disagree with what the President is doing, and you might let him know, also.

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Exporting jobs

I want to bring to light the TPP (TransPacific Partnership), a job give-away bill that has still managed to stay alive. It wants to open access to our American court system to foreign companies or countries who basically want to garner a better deal at the expense of the average citizen, consumer and taxpayer.

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A vote for productivity

The Greater Columbus Home Builders Association strongly endorses the “Thaw the Freeze” initiative on this November’s ballot to retire the current antiquated property tax freeze system. A Fair Market Value Tax will help bolster our local economy by increasing consumers’ willingness to purchase and improve their homes, thusly creating more jobs in Columbus.

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City is ‘frozen’ indeed

It’s time for Columbus to bring forth what was once put on hold: growth, affordability, and yes, fairness. We can achieve each of these things by thawing the freeze. We can no longer sit by and continue to have a stagnant, unfair property tax base and government budget shortfalls. We can no longer sit by and have the American Dream of home ownership out of reach.

Letters to the Editor

Freeze thwarts growth

Since 1990 Columbus has grown by 12%. Over that same time, Harris County has grown by 87% and Phenix City by 48%. I know what you're thinking. "But those are smaller areas, so of course their percentage growth is going to be higher." If you combine the two areas, they've gained more real population (28k) than Columbus (22k).

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Freeze benefits all homeowners

Mayor Tomlinson’s claim that homeowners in Columbus are paying a 16% premium in property taxes because of the Freeze and that it takes 14 years to realize a net benefit from the Freeze is demonstrably misleading. Her calculations are based on a hypothetical case of using ten years of projected revenue which could result from a complete elimination of the Freeze to reduce taxes (which is highly unlikely).

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Feeding the Valley project update

Feeding the Valley is pushing toward a mid-February completion of its new state-of-the-art distribution center in north Columbus.
Tony Adams The Ledger-Enquirer
Feeding the Valley project update 3:13

Feeding the Valley project update

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