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LET Let public have a say in spending

There has always been some flak over how our taxpayer money is spent. In light of the recent decisions of a few people at the United Way to allocate their donations as they see fit, I thought there might be a better way for our local officials to spend our money.

Why not let each property taxpayer specify where they would like part of their money to go? Say maybe 10 or 20 percent of their total amount of property tax. They could pick state fire and police protection, street maintenance, parks, or any other agency they see fit to receive it. The remainder could then be doled out by our elected officials as they see fit. This would give the taxpayer an opportunity to feel involved and give our officials some direction on where the public stands.

Patrick; N. Clark

Rochester;

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