Proposing a 44% hike in property taxes for Kennebec County is absurd, especially given the proposed allocations. While I acknowledge inflation’s impact on salaries, diverting funds towards “drug treatment programs” and a lone ambulance-riding doctor is nonsensical. One doctor in such a vast county won’t notably improve health care, and burdening taxpayers with the costs of repeated rehab failures is unjust.

We taxpayers face the same economic strains and must manage; the government should too. Commissioners were aware that the now-absent funds were temporary and should’ve adjusted spending accordingly. Their failure to do so now places the burden on the very people they’re meant to serve. It’s imperative they be held accountable through recall.


Keith Henderson


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