Taxes already going up before referendum vote

To the editor:

For those of you in the Gresham School District who may not be aware, the tax levy rose at the annual school board meeting on Monday night.

The mill rate increased from $10.93 to $12.92. That is $1.99 higher, or as the proverbial saying goes, $199 on a $100,000 home. If you are a renter, your landlord will no doubt raise your rent to make up for the increase.

Be mindful that this amount is before the “new school referendum,” which goes before voters on Nov. 6.

I believe all voters should be well informed before making a vital monetary decision that will no doubt raise the taxes even more.

Kathy Froemming

Gresham