Column by Hal Walter
Local Taxes – November 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine
I’VE ALWAYS BEEN a bit perplexed by the notion of a property tax to pay for schools.
I drive a motor vehicle, and I’m taxed for the use of the road by way of licensing and registration. If I go to the landfill, I’m charged a fee. That seems fair.
But this school thing is different. I have no children, but as a property owner I must pay taxes for schools. In fact more than half of the property taxes I pay go to schools. It makes better sense to me that we should tax parents in order to pay for schools. Charge them a flat fee per head.