Letter to the editor: Blind to hardships

To the editor:

Over two months ago, I wrote letters to the City Commission, County Commission, school board and the city manager. I explained how raising taxes would make it difficult for people living on a limited income. Not one of these people returned a response to my letters. The message I took away from this lack of response was that our elected officials don’t see the hardship they are creating for others as their problem.

The city commissioners are funding the construction of the new police facility that was rejected by the voters. Property taxes are being raised without voter approval. My question is: Why do we bother to go to the polls? We can just wait until the commissioners decide what their plans are, and then we will know how much money to take from our family to pay for their grand plans. This is so wrong.