(NN&V Staff) – A new group will be standing up to fight taxes in the legislature and locally in Washoe County.
Started by retired Reno Police Sergeant Jeff Church, the group hopes to soon have a Board of Directors and non-profit status.
Jeff points out that Reno-Washoe has no organization representing tax payers against higher taxes, fees and utility costs. Jeff points to the recent hefty increase in mandatory trash fees approved by the Washoe County Commission that resulted in a “revolt” by citizens at the January 17th commission meeting.
“Calling it a mandatory fee, doesn’t make it better.” Said Church
Among the issues they hope to fight includes seeing that WC1 Sales Tax increase for school building is properly spent.
“They even want to spend the money on personal cars for school administrators!” added Church. “That violates the intent of the measure and law.”
Other areas of concern cited on the website, www.RenoTaxRevolt.com include the proposal to increase sales tax again for more flood control, proposed increases in your property tax, and a proposed increase in car sales tax for Washoe County, and a gas tax making Washoe gas about 30 cents higher than Carson City or Fernley.
“We just raised sales tax to 8.26% in Washoe County, making us highest in the state and now they want more, more, more,” said Church. “The existing flood control revenue increased dramatically already with the booming economy. No one is watching over these agencies. And your gas tax goes up every July with no vote.”