Two of our county commissioners were sworn in for their second terms January 1, 2017.
They were both unopposed.
Whether you like their past performance or not, wouldn’t we be better off if there was real competition for political offices in El Paso?
An article in the Times wrote this about one of them:
He said there are a lot of challenges in the coming years, including reducing the cost of jail operations, and reversing the tax burden from residential to commercial properties. He said he expects the county to work toward attracting new businesses to the area to improve the commercial tax base.
We have the third highest tax rates among the top 50 cities in the United States and are headed for second place.
Does that make us attractive to businesses?
We deserve better