The local government press agency (AKA El Paso Times) floated a trial balloon the other day.
It seems that some of our county officials are thinking about railing against mother nature and using that as an excuse to raise taxes and increase the size of county government.
The article told us that some county people want to tax us with a stormwater fee. The immediate problem is that they have no authority to do so. Their solution is to ask the state legislature to allow the county to assess the fee.
As long as we have the mountain rain water runoff will be a problem. No amount of money can fix it.
Then again that’s not why they want the money.
We deserve better