Dominique Etchegoyhen
Legacy Land and Water, LLC

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October 16, 2012
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Time to consider open space again


Twelve years ago this November, Douglas County voters considered a ballot question to increase the Douglas County sales tax by one-quarter of one percent (.0025). The revenue from the ballot question would have been used for the permanent protection of open space in Douglas County. Up until the day of the general election, the ballot question appeared to have strong support. Surprisingly, however, the ballot question failed by a small margin.

A review of Douglas County's taxable sales from Fiscal Year 2001 through Fiscal Year 2012 indicates that over the course of these last 12 years, the ballot question …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 16, 2012 05:44PM Published Oct 16, 2012 05:43PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.