Courier Letters to the Editor

Giving away more money to Easley

Dear Editor,

The school board has raised property taxes three times in a row. The county council is discussing two tax increases, one of 3.3 mills and another of 1.3 mills.

Annual revenue of the school district and county government is the highest it has been, a record. Yet both the school board and county council are outspending this new revenue, so they have to raise property tax rates to balance their books.

After reading the Pickens County Courier article about the renewal of the Easley TIF, naturally I asked why is the board and council giving away more money to the city of Easley?

The city of Easley is planning to spend $1.5 million on six city projects. These projects include things like landscaping for Market Square, upgrading signage for the downtown farmers market, new trash

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