We at the Napa Valley Taxpayers are proud that our community has voted approval for many school bond taxes in every school district in the county and for Napa Valley College. Napa property owners have 4 school bond taxes on their tax bills. We voters are proud to have approved the Measure A Flood Tax and the Measure T Road Tax. These taxes have funded hundreds of millions of dollars to build new schools and repairs and upgradesto existing schools and have helped stop dangerous flooding. Local flood control efforts have leveraged many millions in state and federal grants. Voter support of the Measure T road tax is a model for maximum use of every tax dollar to repair roads and to minimize bureaucracy.
But, now we feel that the school districts, the college and the county and cities need to show their appreciation for our support of our schools, flood problems and road repairs by backing off their demands for piling on more new taxes. As a token of their appreciation, we feel that the local schools and government agencies should pay off the existing bond taxes and sales taxes before they ask us for additional taxes.