Now comes the City of Soldotna management and administration with yet another brilliant idea. Yes, that is correct. From the same people that thought that spending $3.5 million on roundabouts — where there was not a existing problem — or danger, have cooked up another doozey: home rule!
They feel that in order to give “them” more authority, to tax us and spend at their discretion with less input from residents, that Soldotna should be more like Kenai and Seward. Let’s look at that.
“Home Rule” Seward — 3 percent necessity food tax, 11 percent bed tax, 3 percent sales tax, 3.15 property mill rate
“Home Rule” Kenai — 3 percent necessity food tax, 3 percent sales tax, 4.20 property mill rate
“1st Class” Soldotna — 3 percent necessity food tax, 3 percent sales tax, 0.50 property mill rate
My elders always told me, “if it ain’t broke — don’t fix it!”
Remember please vote, one oval, Feb. 3.