By Chris Mann
Founder, Inland Empire Taxpayers Association
June 1, 2017
California’s high desert in San Bernardino County is a great part of the Golden State. The region has consistently elected strong conservative voices to represent citizens, and the people have long stood for lower taxes and smaller government. But a big lie is going around the Town of Apple Valley that should put everyone on alert. If it can happen there, it could happen anywhere in California.
Do you oppose higher gas taxes and vehicle license fees?
If you’re like me then the answers to those questions are simple. What do they have to do with Apple Valley and a $150 million water bond?
Plenty…read on to learn why.
Local politicians in the Town of Apple Valley have lost sight of conservative values and are in the midst of trying to convince voters to pass Measure F, a $150 million bond to be repaid plus interest, by adding a new fee on to peoples’ existing water bill. The government is arguing that you can borrow $150 million in bond debt for the purpose of using eminent domain to take over a water system, and claiming that it won’t cost taxpayers anything to repay the debt and maintain quality water service.
Does that even remotely seem believable? It isn’t, but that’s not stopping unelected bureaucrats from trying to pull a fast one on voters late in the election.