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Cover Story October 21, 2004

by lyle e davis


North County voters are facing a number of options on proposed tax increases this November. 


In Escondido, voters have particularly difficult decisions to make because they have to decide whether to approve an $84.3 million public safety bond issue, known as Proposition P, which will require a 2/3rds majority vote from the electorate if it is to pass, a $496 million Palomar-Pomerado Bond Issue, known as Proposition BB, which will also require a 2/3rds majority vote, the TransNet proposal, which is an initiative which seeks a 40 year extension of a cent tax, also requiring a 2/3rds vote, and it is likely that the Escondido Union High School District probably will ask for a $70 million bond to build a new high school in the next few years.


Where does it all end?  How much can the taxpayer be expected to pay?  What are the costs involved to the taxpayer(s)?







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